19 “Or someone may be chastened(A) on a bed of pain(B)
    with constant distress in their bones,(C)
20 so that their body finds food(D) repulsive
    and their soul loathes the choicest meal.(E)
21 Their flesh wastes away to nothing,
    and their bones,(F) once hidden, now stick out.(G)
22 They draw near to the pit,(H)
    and their life to the messengers of death.[a](I)
23 Yet if there is an angel at their side,
    a messenger,(J) one out of a thousand,
    sent to tell them how to be upright,(K)
24 and he is gracious to that person and says to God,
    ‘Spare them from going down to the pit;(L)
    I have found a ransom for them(M)
25 let their flesh be renewed(N) like a child’s;
    let them be restored as in the days of their youth’(O)
26 then that person can pray to God and find favor with him,(P)
    they will see God’s face and shout for joy;(Q)
    he will restore them to full well-being.(R)

Read full chapter


  1. Job 33:22 Or to the place of the dead

Bible Gateway Recommends