Job 33:18-28 NIV

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

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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.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,

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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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