Job 33:19-29 NIV

19 Or a man may be chastened1 on a bed of pain2 with constant distress in his bones,3

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20 so that his very being finds food4 repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.5

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21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones,6 once hidden, now stick out.7

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22 His soul draws near to the pit,a8 and his life to the messengers of death.b9

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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,10 one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,11

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      24 to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the pitc;12 I have found a ransom for him'13--

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          25 then his flesh is renewed14 like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth.15

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          26 He prays to God and finds favor with him,16 he sees God's face and shouts for joy;17 he is restored by God to his righteous state.18

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          27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned,19 and perverted what was right,20 but I did not get what I deserved.21

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          28 He redeemed22 my soul from going down to the pit,d23 and I will live to enjoy the light.'24

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            • g 33:28 - Or "redeemed me from going down to the grave"
              29 "God does all these things to a man25-- twice, even three times26--

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