Job 33 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words. 1 "But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say.
2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. 2 I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue.
3 My words [shall be of] the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly. 3 My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know.
4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. 4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
5 If thou canst answer me, set [thy words] in order before me, stand up. 5 Answer me then, if you can; prepare yourself and confront me.
6 Behold, I [am] according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay. 6 I am just like you before God; I too have been taken from clay.
7 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee. 7 No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy upon you.
8 Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of [thy] words, [saying], 8 "But you have said in my hearing-- I heard the very words--
9 I am clean without transgression, I [am] innocent; neither [is there] iniquity in me. 9 'I am pure and without sin; I am clean and free from guilt.
10 Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy, 10 Yet God has found fault with me; he considers me his enemy.
11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths. 11 He fastens my feet in shackles; he keeps close watch on all my paths.'
12 Behold, [in] this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man. 12 "But I tell you, in this you are not right, for God is greater than man.
13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters. 13 Why do you complain to him that he answers none of man's words ?
14 For God speaketh once, yes twice, [yet man] perceiveth it not. 14 For God does speak--now one way, now another-- though man may not perceive it.
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds,
16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, 16 he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,
17 That he may withdraw man [from his] purpose, and hide pride from man. 17 to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,
18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. 18 to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.
19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong [pain]: 19 Or a man may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in his bones,
20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty food. 20 so that his very being finds food repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.
21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones [that] were not seen stick out. 21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones, once hidden, now stick out.
22 Yes, his soul draweth near to the grave, and his life to the destroyers. 22 His soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the messengers of death.
23 If there is a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness: 23 "Yet if there is an angel on his side as a mediator, one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,
24 Then he is gracious to him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. 24 to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for him'--
25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he will return to the days of his youth: 25 then his flesh is renewed like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth.
26 He shall pray to God, and he will be favorable to him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render to man his righteousness. 26 He prays to God and finds favor with him, he sees God's face and shouts for joy; he is restored by God to his righteous state.
27 He looketh upon men, and [if any] shall say, I have sinned, and perverted [that which was] right, and it profited me not; 27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned, and perverted what was right, but I did not get what I deserved.
28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. 28 He redeemed my soul from going down to the pit, and I will live to enjoy the light.'
29 Lo, all these [things] God often worketh with man, 29 "God does all these things to a man-- twice, even three times--
30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living. 30 to turn back his soul from the pit, that the light of life may shine on him.
31 Mark well, O Job, hearken to me: hold thy peace, and I will speak. 31 "Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.
32 If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee. 32 If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want you to be cleared.
33 If not, hearken to me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom. 33 But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."