Job 33:8-33 CEBA

The argument

8 You certainly said in my hearing; I heard the sound of your words:

References for Job 33:8

      9 "I'm pure, without sin; I'm innocent, without offense.
      10 Notice that he invents arguments against me; he considers me his enemy,
      11 ties up my feet, watches all my paths."
      12 Now you're wrong about this; I'll answer you, for God is greater than anybody.
      13 Why do you contend with him, saying that he doesn't answer all your words?a

      References for Job 33:13

        • Â 33:13 - Or <i>his words</i>
          14 God speaks in one way, in two ways, but no one perceives it.
          15 In the dream, a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon humans, during their slumber on a bed,
          16 then he opens people's ears, scares them with warnings,
          17 to turn them from a deed and to smother human pride.
          18 He keeps one from the pit, a life from perishing by the sword.
          19 Or a person may be disciplined by pain while in bed, bones ever aching
          20 until a person loathes food, an appetite rejects a delicacy;
          21 the flesh wastes away, no longer visible; the bones, once hidden, protrude.
          22 A life approaches the pit; its very being draws near the death dealers.
          23 Surely there's a messenger for this person, a mediator, one out of a thousand to declare one's integrity to another
          24 so that God has compassion on that person and says, "Rescue this one from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom."
          25 That person's flesh is renewed like a child's; they regain their youth.
          26 They pray to God, and God is pleased with them; they behold God's presence with a joyful shout. God rewards a person's righteousness.
          27 They sing before people and say: "I have sinned, perverted justice, but didn't experience the consequences.
          28 He ransomed me from crossing into the pit; my life beholds light."
          29 Look, God does all this, twice, three times with persons
          30 to bring them back from the pit, to shine with life's light.
          31 Listen, Job; hear me; be quiet, and I will speak.
          32 If you have words, answer me; speak, for I want to be innocent.
          33 If not, you must hear me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.