The Darby Bible
Job, Chapter 33

   1: Howbeit, Job, I pray thee, hear mine utterances, and hearken to all my words.
   2: Behold now, I have opened my mouth, my tongue speaketh in my palate,
   3: My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart, and my lips shall utter knowledge purely.
   4: The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
   5: If thou canst, answer me; array [thy words] before me: take thy stand.
   6: Behold, before God I am as thou; I also am formed out of the clay.
   7: Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, nor my burden be heavy upon thee.
   8: Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of [thy] words: --
   9: I am clean without transgression; I am pure, and there is no iniquity in me;
   10: Lo, he findeth occasions of hostility against me, he counteth me for his enemy;
   11: He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
   12: Behold, I will answer thee in this, thou art not right; for God is greater than man.
   13: Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.
   14: For God speaketh once, and twice, -- [and man] perceiveth it not --
   15: In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
   16: Then he openeth men's ears, and sealeth their instruction,
   17: That he may withdraw man [from his] work, and hide pride from man.
   18: He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from passing away by the sword.
   19: He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and with constant strife in his bones;
   20: And his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty food;
   21: His flesh is consumed away from view, and his bones that were not seen stick out;
   22: And his soul draweth near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.
   23: If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his duty;
   24: Then he will be gracious unto him, and say, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
   25: His flesh shall be fresher than in childhood; he shall return to the days of his youth.
   26: He shall pray unto God, and he will receive him with favour; and he shall see his face with shoutings, and he will render unto man his righteousness.
   27: He will sing before men, and say, I have sinned, and perverted what was right, and it hath not been requited to me;
   28: He hath delivered my soul from going into the pit, and my life shall see the light.
   29: Lo, all these [things] worketh God twice, thrice, with man,
   30: To bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
   31: Mark well, Job, hearken unto me; be silent, and I will speak.
   32: If thou hast anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify thee.
   33: If not, hearken thou unto me; be silent, and I will teach thee wisdom.

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