Job 33:13-23 NIV

13 Why do you complain to him1 that he answers none of man's wordsa ?2

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    • a 33:13 - Or "that he does not answer for any of his actions"
      14 For God does speak3--now one way, now another4-- though man may not perceive it.5

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      15 In a dream,6 in a vision7 of the night,8 when deep sleep9 falls on men as they slumber in their beds,

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      16 he may speak10 in their ears and terrify them11 with warnings,12

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      17 to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,13

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      18 to preserve his soul from the pit,b14 his life from perishing by the sword.c15

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        • b 33:18 - Or "preserve him from the grave"
        • c 33:18 - Or "from crossing the River"
          19 Or a man may be chastened16 on a bed of pain17 with constant distress in his bones,18

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          20 so that his very being finds food19 repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.20

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          21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones,21 once hidden, now stick out.22

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          22 His soul draws near to the pit,d23 and his life to the messengers of death.e24

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            • d 33:22 - Or "He draws near to the grave"
            • e 33:22 - Or "to the dead"
              23 "Yet if there is an angel on his side as a mediator,25 one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,26

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