Job 33:17-27 NIV

17 to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,1

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18 to preserve his soul from the pit,a2 his life from perishing by the sword.b3

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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 chastened4 on a bed of pain5 with constant distress in his bones,6

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      20 so that his very being finds food7 repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.8

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      21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones,9 once hidden, now stick out.10

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      22 His soul draws near to the pit,c11 and his life to the messengers of death.d12

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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,13 one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,14

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          24 to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the pite;15 I have found a ransom for him'16--

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              25 then his flesh is renewed17 like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth.18

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              26 He prays to God and finds favor with him,19 he sees God's face and shouts for joy;20 he is restored by God to his righteous state.21

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              27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned,22 and perverted what was right,23 but I did not get what I deserved.24

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