1: "However, Job, Please hear my speech, And listen to all my words. 2: See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth. 3: My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart; That which my lips know they shall speak sincerely. 4: The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life. 5: If you can, answer me; Set your words in order before me, and stand forth. 6: Behold, I am toward God even as you are: I am also formed out of the clay. 7: Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, Neither shall my pressure be heavy on you. 8: "Surely you have spoken in my hearing, I have heard the voice of your words, saying, 9: 'I am clean, without disobedience. I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me: 10: Behold, he finds occasions against me, He counts me for his enemy: 11: He puts my feet in the stocks, He marks all my paths.' 12: "Behold, I will answer you. In this you are not just; For God is greater than man. 13: Why do you strive against him, Because he doesn't give account of any of his matters? 14: For God speaks once, Yes twice, though man pays no attention. 15: In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls on men, In slumbering on the bed; 16: Then he opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction, 17: That he may withdraw man from his purpose, And hide pride from man. 18: He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword. 19: He is chastened also with pain on his bed, With continual strife in his bones; 20: So that his life abhors bread, And his soul dainty food. 21: His flesh is so consumed away, that it can't be seen; His bones that were not seen stick out. 22: Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to the destroyers. 23: "If there is beside him an angel, An interpreter, one among a thousand, To show to man what is right for him; 24: Then God is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.' 25: His flesh shall be fresher than a child's; He returns to the days of his youth. 26: He prays to God, and he is favorable to him, So that he sees his face with joy: He restores to man his righteousness. 27: He sings before men, and says, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it didn't profit me. 28: He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit, My life shall see the light.' 29: "Behold, God works all these things, Twice, yes three times, with a 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, and listen to me: Hold your peace, and I will speak. 32: If you have anything to say, answer me: Speak, for I desire to justify you. 33: If not, listen to me: Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."