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33 “But please, Job, hear my speech, And listen to all my words.
My tongue speaks in my mouth.
My lips utter pure knowledge.
4 aThe Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Set your words in order before me;
Take your stand.
I also have been formed out of clay.
7 cSurely no fear of me will terrify you,
Nor will my hand be heavy on you.
8 “Surely you have spoken 2in my hearing,
And I have heard the sound of your words, saying,
9 ‘I dam pure, without transgression;
I am innocent, and there is no iniquity in me.
eHe counts me as His enemy;
11 fHe puts my feet in the stocks,
He watches all my paths.’
I will answer you,
For God is greater than man.
13 Why do you gcontend with Him?
For He does not give an accounting of any of His words.
14 hFor God may speak in one way, or in another,
Yet man does not perceive it.
15 iIn a dream, in a vision of the night,
When deep sleep falls upon men,
While slumbering on their beds,
16 jThen He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction.
And conceal pride from man,
And his life from 3perishing by the sword.
19 “Man is also chastened with pain on his kbed,
And with strong pain in many of his bones,
And his soul 4succulent food.
And his bones stick out which once were not seen.
And his life to the executioners.
A mediator, one among a thousand,
To show man His uprightness,
‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit;
I have found 5a ransom’;
He shall return to the days of his youth.
He shall see His face with joy,
For He restores to man His righteousness.
27 Then he looks at men and nsays,
‘I have sinned, and perverted what was right,
And it odid not profit me.’
And 6his life shall see the light.
Twice, in fact, three times with a man,
30 qTo bring back his soul from the Pit,
That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
Hold your peace, and I will speak.
Speak, for I desire to justify you.
33 If not, rlisten to me;
7Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom.”
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