Job 33:18-28 NIV

18 to preserve his soul from the pit,a1 his life from perishing by the sword.b2

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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 chastened3 on a bed of pain4 with constant distress in his bones,5

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      20 so that his very being finds food6 repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.7

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      21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones,8 once hidden, now stick out.9

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      22 His soul draws near to the pit,c10 and his life to the messengers of death.d11

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

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          24 to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the pite;14 I have found a ransom for him'15--

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              25 then his flesh is renewed16 like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth.17

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              26 He prays to God and finds favor with him,18 he sees God's face and shouts for joy;19 he is restored by God to his righteous state.20

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              27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned,21 and perverted what was right,22 but I did not get what I deserved.23

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              28 He redeemed24 my soul from going down to the pit,f25 and I will live to enjoy the light.'26

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                • g 33:28 - Or "redeemed me from going down to the grave"