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Job Chapter 33 (Index)

001  Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

002  Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

003  My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

004  The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

005  If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.

006  Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

007  Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.

008  Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

009  I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

010  Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,

011  He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.

012  Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.

013  Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

014  For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

015  In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

016  Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

017  That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

018  He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

019  He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:

020  So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

021  His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.

022  Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

023  If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness:

024  Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

025  His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

026  He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.

027  He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

028  He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

029  Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

030  To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

031  Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.

032  If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.

033  If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.