The Breath of the Almighty - Job 33

Job 33:1 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and  hearken to all my words. 

Job 33:2 Behold, now I have opened  my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. 

Job 33:3 My  words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips  shall utter knowledge clearly. 

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath  made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.  

Job 33:5 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up. 

Job 33:6 Behold, I am according to thy  wish in God’s stead: I also am formed out of the clay.   

Job 33:7 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither  shall my hand be heavy upon thee. 


Job 33:8 Surely thou hast  spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy  words, saying, 

Job 33:9 I am clean without transgression, I  am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me. 

Job 33:10  Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for  his enemy, 

Job 33:11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he  marketh all my paths. 

Job 33:12 Behold, in this thou art not  just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.  

Job 33:13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not  account of any of his matters. 

Job 33:14 For God speaketh  once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. 

Job 33:15 In a  dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon  men, in slumberings upon the bed; 

Job 33:16 Then he  openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,  

Job 33:17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and  hide pride from man. 

Job 33:18 He keepeth back his soul  from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.  

Job 33:19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and  the multitude of his bones with strong pain: 

Job 33:20 So  that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.  

Job 33:21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen;  and his bones that were not seen stick out. 

Job 33:22 Yea,  his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the  destroyers. 

Job 33:23 If there be a messenger with him, an  interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his  uprightness: 

Job 33:24 Then he is gracious unto him, and  saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found  a ransom. 

Job 33:25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s:  he shall return to the days of his youth: 

Job 33:26 He shall  pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he  shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his  righteousness. 

Job 33:27 He looketh upon men, and if any  say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and  it profited me not; 

Job 33:28 He will deliver his soul from  going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. 

Job 33:29  Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,  

Job 33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be  enlightened with the light of the living. 

Job 33:31 Mark well,  O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.  

Job 33:32 If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for  I desire to justify thee. 

Job 33:33 If not, hearken unto me:  hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.  KJV