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19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed,
[a]And with continual strife in his bones;
20 So that his life abhorreth bread,
And his soul dainty food.
21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen;
And his bones that were not seen stick out.
22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit,
And his life to the destroyers.

23 If there be with him [b]an angel,
An interpreter, one [c]among a thousand,
To show unto man [d]what is right for him;
24 [e]Then God is gracious unto him, and saith,
Deliver him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom.

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  1. Job 33:19 Another reading is, While all his bones are firm.
  2. Job 33:23 Or, a messenger
  3. Job 33:23 Or, of the thousand
  4. Job 33:23 Or, his uprightness
  5. Job 33:24 Or, And he be gracious . . . and say . . . ransom: his flesh etc.