Yet if there is an angel at their side, a messenger, one out of a thousand, sent to tell them how to be upright,
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—
let their flesh be renewed like a child’s; let them be restored as in the days of their youth’—
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.
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.
God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’
“God does all these things to a person— twice, even three times—
to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.
“Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.
If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want to vindicate you.
But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”
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