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Job 33

BBE 1 And now, O Job, give ear to my words, and take note of all I say. NIV 1 "But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say. BBE 2 See, now my mouth is open, my tongue gives out words. NIV 2 I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue. BBE 3 My heart is overflowing with knowledge, my lips say what is true. NIV 3 My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know. BBE 4 The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Ruler of all gives me life. NIV 4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. BBE 5 If you are able, give me an answer; put your cause in order, and come forward. NIV 5 Answer me then, if you can; prepare yourself and confront me. BBE 6 See, I am the same as you are in the eyes of God; I was cut off from the same bit of wet earth. NIV 6 I am just like you before God; I too have been taken from clay. BBE 7 Fear of me will not overcome you, and my hand will not be hard on you. NIV 7 No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy upon you. BBE 8 But you said in my hearing, and your voice came to my ears: NIV 8 "But you have said in my hearing-- I heard the very words-- BBE 9 I am clean, without sin; I am washed, and there is no evil in me: NIV 9 'I am pure and without sin; I am clean and free from guilt. BBE 10 See, he is looking for something against me; in his eyes I am as one of his haters; NIV 10 Yet God has found fault with me; he considers me his enemy. BBE 11 He puts chains on my feet; he is watching all my ways. NIV 11 He fastens my feet in shackles; he keeps close watch on all my paths.' BBE 12 Truly, in saying this you are wrong; for God is greater than man. NIV 12 "But I tell you, in this you are not right, for God is greater than man. BBE 13 Why do you put forward your cause against him, saying, He gives no answer to any of my words? NIV 13 Why do you complain to him that he answers none of man's words ? BBE 14 For God gives his word in one way, even in two, and man is not conscious of it: NIV 14 For God does speak--now one way, now another-- though man may not perceive it. BBE 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep comes on men, while they take their rest on their beds; NIV 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, BBE 16 Then he makes his secrets clear to men, so that they are full of fear at what they see; NIV 16 he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, BBE 17 In order that man may be turned from his evil works, and that pride may be taken away from him; NIV 17 to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, BBE 18 To keep back his soul from the underworld, and his life from destruction. NIV 18 to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword. BBE 19 Pain is sent on him as a punishment, while he is on his bed; there is no end to the trouble in his bones; NIV 19 Or a man may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in his bones, BBE 20 He has no desire for food, and his soul is turned away from delicate meat; NIV 20 so that his very being finds food repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal. BBE 21 His flesh is so wasted away, that it may not be seen, and his bones. ... NIV 21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones, once hidden, now stick out. BBE 22 And his soul comes near to the underworld, and his life to the angels of death. NIV 22 His soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the messengers of death. BBE 23 If now there may be an angel sent to him, one of the thousands which there are to be between him and God, and to make clear to man what is right for him; NIV 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, BBE 24 And if he has mercy on him, and says, Let him not go down to the underworld, I have given the price for his life: NIV 24 to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for him'-- BBE 25 Then his flesh becomes young again, and he comes back to the days of his early strength; NIV 25 then his flesh is renewed like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth. BBE 26 He makes his prayer to God, and he has mercy on him; he sees God's face with cries of joy; he gives news of his righteousness to men; NIV 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. BBE 27 He makes a song, saying, I did wrong, turning from the straight way, but he did not give me the reward of my sin. NIV 27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned, and perverted what was right, but I did not get what I deserved. BBE 28 He kept my soul from the underworld, and my life sees the light in full measure. NIV 28 He redeemed my soul from going down to the pit, and I will live to enjoy the light.' BBE 29 Truly, God does all these things to man, twice and three times, NIV 29 "God does all these things to a man-- twice, even three times-- BBE 30 Keeping back his soul from the underworld, so that he may see the light of life. NIV 30 to turn back his soul from the pit, that the light of life may shine on him. BBE 31 Take note O Job, give ear to me; keep quiet, while I say what is in my mind. NIV 31 "Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak. BBE 32 If you have anything to say, give me an answer; for it is my desire that you may be judged free from sin. NIV 32 If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want you to be cleared. BBE 33 If not, give attention to me, and keep quiet, and I will give you wisdom. NIV 33 But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."