Parallel Bible results for Job 33

New Living Translation

New International Version

Job 33

NLT 1 "Listen, Job, to what I have to say. NIV 1 "But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say. NLT 2 Now that I have begun to speak, let me continue. NIV 2 I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue. NLT 3 I speak with all sincerity; I speak the truth. NIV 3 My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know. NLT 4 For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. NIV 4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. NLT 5 Answer me, if you can; make your case and take your stand." NIV 5 Answer me then, if you can; prepare yourself and confront me. NLT 6 "Look, you and I are the same before God. I, too, was formed from clay. NIV 6 I am just like you before God; I too have been taken from clay. NLT 7 So you don't need to be afraid of me. I am not some great person to make you nervous and afraid." NIV 7 No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy upon you. NLT 8 "You have said it in my hearing. I have heard your very words. NIV 8 "But you have said in my hearing-- I heard the very words-- NLT 9 You said, 'I am pure; I am innocent; I have not sinned. NIV 9 'I am pure and without sin; I am clean and free from guilt. NLT 10 God is picking a quarrel with me, and he considers me to be his enemy. NIV 10 Yet God has found fault with me; he considers me his enemy. NLT 11 He puts my feet in the stocks and watches every move I make.'" NIV 11 He fastens my feet in shackles; he keeps close watch on all my paths.' NLT 12 "In this you are not right, and I will show you why. As you yourself have said, 'God is greater than any person.' NIV 12 "But I tell you, in this you are not right, for God is greater than man. NLT 13 So why are you bringing a charge against him? You say, 'He does not respond to people's complaints.' NIV 13 Why do you complain to him that he answers none of man's words ? NLT 14 But God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. NIV 14 For God does speak--now one way, now another-- though man may not perceive it. NLT 15 He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in bed. NIV 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, NLT 16 He whispers in their ear and terrifies them with his warning. NIV 16 he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, NLT 17 He causes them to change their minds; he keeps them from pride. NIV 17 to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, NLT 18 He keeps them from the grave, from crossing over the river of death. NIV 18 to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword. NLT 19 Or God disciplines people with sickness and pain, with ceaseless aching in their bones. NIV 19 Or a man may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in his bones, NLT 20 They lose their appetite and do not care for even the most delicious food. NIV 20 so that his very being finds food repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal. NLT 21 They waste away to skin and bones. NIV 21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones, once hidden, now stick out. NLT 22 They are at death's door; the angels of death wait for them." NIV 22 His soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the messengers of death. NLT 23 "But if a special messenger from heaven is there to intercede for a person, to declare that he is upright, 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, NLT 24 God will be gracious and say, 'Set him free. Do not make him die, for I have found a ransom 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'-- NLT 25 Then his body will become as healthy as a child's, firm and youthful again. NIV 25 then his flesh is renewed like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth. NLT 26 When he prays to God, he will be accepted. And God will receive him with joy and restore him to good standing. 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. NLT 27 He will declare to his friends, 'I sinned, but it was not worth it. NIV 27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned, and perverted what was right, but I did not get what I deserved. NLT 28 God rescued me from the grave, and now my life is filled with light.'" NIV 28 He redeemed my soul from going down to the pit, and I will live to enjoy the light.' NLT 29 "Yes, God often does these things for people. NIV 29 "God does all these things to a man-- twice, even three times-- NLT 30 He rescues them from the grave so they may live in the light of the living. NIV 30 to turn back his soul from the pit, that the light of life may shine on him. NLT 31 Mark this well, Job. Listen to me, and let me say more. NIV 31 "Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak. NLT 32 But if you have anything to say, go ahead. I want to hear it, for I am anxious to see you justified. NIV 32 If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want you to be cleared. NLT 33 But if not, then listen to me. Keep silent and I will teach you wisdom!" NIV 33 But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."