33 “But now, Job, listenr to my words;
pay attention to everything I say.s
my words are on the tip of my tongue.
3 My words come from an upright heart;t
my lips sincerely speak what I know.u
5 Answer mez then, if you can;
6 I am the same as you in God’s sight;c
I too am a piece of clay.d
nor should my hand be heavy on you.e
I heard the very words—
I am clean and free from sin.h
he considers me his enemy.i
11 He fastens my feet in shackles;j
he keeps close watch on all my paths.’k
for God is greater than any mortal.l
13 Why do you complain to himm
though no one perceives it.q
when deep sleepu falls on people
as they slumber in their beds,
16 he may speakv in their ears
and keep them from pride,y
18 to preserve them from the pit,z
with constant distress in their bones,d
20 so that their body finds foode repulsive
and their soul loathes the choicest meal.f
22 They draw near to the pit,i
a messenger,k one out of a thousand,
sent to tell them how to be upright,l
‘Spare them from going down to the pit;m
I have found a ransom for themn—
25 let their flesh be renewedo like a child’s;
let them be restored as in the days of their youth’p—
26 then that person can pray to God and find favor with him,q
they will see God’s face and shout for joy;r
he will restore them to full well-being.s
but I did not get what I deserved.v
and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’y
29 “God does all these things to a personz—
twice, even three timesa—
be silent,h and I will speak.
32 If you have anything to say, answer me;i
speak up, for I want to vindicate you.j
33 But if not, then listen to me;k
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