Job 33:14-30 NIV

14 For God does speak1--now one way, now another2-- though man may not perceive it.3

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15 In a dream,4 in a vision5 of the night,6 when deep sleep7 falls on men as they slumber in their beds,

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16 he may speak8 in their ears and terrify them9 with warnings,10

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17 to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,11

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18 to preserve his soul from the pit,a12 his life from perishing by the sword.b13

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    • b 33:18 - Or "preserve him from the grave"
    • c 33:18 - Or "from crossing the River"
      19 Or a man may be chastened14 on a bed of pain15 with constant distress in his bones,16

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      20 so that his very being finds food17 repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.18

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      21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones,19 once hidden, now stick out.20

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      22 His soul draws near to the pit,c21 and his life to the messengers of death.d22

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        • d 33:22 - Or "He draws near to the grave"
        • e 33:22 - Or "to the dead"
          23 "Yet if there is an angel on his side as a mediator,23 one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,24

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          24 to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the pite;25 I have found a ransom for him'26--

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              25 then his flesh is renewed27 like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth.28

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              26 He prays to God and finds favor with him,29 he sees God's face and shouts for joy;30 he is restored by God to his righteous state.31

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              27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned,32 and perverted what was right,33 but I did not get what I deserved.34

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              28 He redeemed35 my soul from going down to the pit,f36 and I will live to enjoy the light.'37

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                • g 33:28 - Or "redeemed me from going down to the grave"
                  29 "God does all these things to a man38-- twice, even three times39--

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                  30 to turn back40 his soul from the pit,g41 that the light of life42 may shine on him.43

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                    • h 33:30 - Or "turn him back from the grave"