Job 33:12-30 NIV

12 “But I tell you, in this you are not right, for God is greater than any mortal.

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13 Why do you complain to him that he responds to no one’s wordsa ?

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    • – 33:13 - Or "that he does not answer for any of his actions"
      14 For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it.

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      15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,

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      16 he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,

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      17 to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride,

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      18 to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.b

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        • — 33:18 - Or "from crossing the river"
          19 “Or someone may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in their bones,

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          20 so that their body finds food repulsive and their soul loathes the choicest meal.

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          21 Their flesh wastes away to nothing, and their bones, once hidden, now stick out.

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          22 They draw near to the pit, and their life to the messengers of death.c

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            • ˜ 33:22 - Or "to the place of the dead"
              23 Yet if there is an angel at their side, a messenger, one out of a thousand, sent to tell them how to be upright,

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              24 and he is gracious to that person and says to God, ‘Spare them from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for them—

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              25 let their flesh be renewed like a child’s; let them be restored as in the days of their youth’—

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              26 then that person can pray to God and find favor with him, they will see God’s face and shout for joy; he will restore them to full well-being.

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              27 And they will go to others and say, ‘I have sinned, I have perverted what is right, but I did not get what I deserved.

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              28 God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’

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              29 “God does all these things to a person— twice, even three times—

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              30 to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.

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