For God does speak1--now one way, now another2-- though man may not perceive it.3
In a dream,4 in a vision5 of the night,6 when deep sleep7 falls on men as they slumber in their beds,
he may speak8 in their ears and terrify them9 with warnings,10
to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,11
to preserve his soul from the pit,12 his life from perishing by the sword.13
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