Parallel Bible results for Job 33

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Job 33

NLT 1 “Listen to my words, Job; pay attention 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 both belong to 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 won’t come down hard on you. NIV 7 No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy upon you. NLT 8 “You have spoken in my hearing, and 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 without sin; I am innocent; I have no guilt. 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 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 my every move.’ NIV 11 He fastens my feet in shackles; he keeps close watch on all my paths.' NLT 12 “But you are wrong, and I will show you why. For God is greater than any human being. 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? Why 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 For 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 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, NLT 16 He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings. NIV 16 he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, NLT 17 He makes them turn from doing wrong; he keeps them from pride. NIV 17 to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, NLT 18 He protects 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 pain on their sickbeds, 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 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 Their flesh wastes away, and their bones stick out. 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 an angel from heaven appears— a special messenger to intercede for a person and 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 he will be gracious and say, ‘Rescue him from the grave, 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 and twisted the truth, 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 does these things again and again 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 enjoy the light of life. 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, for I have more to say. 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. Speak, 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."