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.a
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19 “Or someone may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in their bones,
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.b
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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,
      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.
      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.
      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—
      30 to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.