Job 33

1Howbeit, Job, I pray thee, hear my speech, And hearken to all my words. 2Behold now, I have opened my mouth; My tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
1) Heb palate
3My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart; And that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely. 4The Spirit of God hath made me, And the breath of the Almighty giveth me life. 5If thou canst, answer thou me; Set thy words in order before me, stand forth. 6Behold, I am toward God even as thou art: I also am formed out of the clay.
1) Or I am according to thy wish in God’s stead
7Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, Neither shall my pressure be heavy upon thee.

8Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the voice of thy words, saying , 9I am clean, without transgression; I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me: 10Behold, he findeth occasions against me, He counteth me for his enemy:
1) Or causes of alienation
11He putteth my feet in the stocks, He marketh all my paths. 12Behold, I will answer thee, in this thou art not just; For God is greater than man.
1) Or in this thou art not just: I will answer thee; For etc
13Why dost thou strive against him, For that he giveth not account of any of his matters?

14For God speaketh once, Yea twice, though man regardeth it not.
1) Or in one way, yea, in two
15In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falleth upon men, In slumberings upon the bed; 16Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction,
1) Heb uncovereth
17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, And hide pride from man;
1) Or That man may put away his purpose, And that he may hide
18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword.
1) Or That he may keep back 2) Or weapons

19He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, And with continual strife in his bones;
1) Another reading is While all his bones are firm
20So that his life abhorreth bread, And his soul dainty food. 21His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; And his bones that were not seen stick out. 22Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, And his life to the destroyers. 23If there be with him an angel, An interpreter, one among a thousand, To show unto man what is right for him;
1) Or a messenger 2) Or of the thousand 3) Or his uprightness
24 Then God is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.
1) Or And he be gracious…and say…ransom: his flesh etc
25His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s; He returneth to the days of his youth. 26He prayeth unto God, and he is favorable unto him, So that he seeth his face with joy: And he restoreth unto man his righteousness. 27He singeth before men, and saith, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it profited me not:
1) Or looketh upon men 2) Or it was not requited unto me ; Or it was not meet for me
28He hath redeemed my soul from going into the pit, And my life shall behold the light.

29Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, yea thrice, with a man, 30To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
1) Or life
31Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will speak. 32If thou hast anything to say, answer me: Speak, for I desire to justify thee. 33If not, hearken thou unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

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