Job 33:16-30 NIV

16 he may speak1 in their ears and terrify them2 with warnings,3

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17 to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,4

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18 to preserve his soul from the pit,a5 his life from perishing by the sword.b6

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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 chastened7 on a bed of pain8 with constant distress in his bones,9

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      20 so that his very being finds food10 repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.11

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      21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones,12 once hidden, now stick out.13

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      22 His soul draws near to the pit,c14 and his life to the messengers of death.d15

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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,16 one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,17

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          24 to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the pite;18 I have found a ransom for him'19--

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              25 then his flesh is renewed20 like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth.21

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              26 He prays to God and finds favor with him,22 he sees God's face and shouts for joy;23 he is restored by God to his righteous state.24

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              27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned,25 and perverted what was right,26 but I did not get what I deserved.27

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              28 He redeemed28 my soul from going down to the pit,f29 and I will live to enjoy the light.'30

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                • g 33:28 - Or "redeemed me from going down to the grave"
                  29 "God does all these things to a man31-- twice, even three times32--

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                  30 to turn back33 his soul from the pit,g34 that the light of life35 may shine on him.36

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