Job 42:1–10

Job’s Confession

1 Then Job answered the Lord and said,

2 “I know that aYou can do all things,

And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

3 ‘Who is this that ahides counsel without knowledge?’

“Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand,

Things btoo wonderful for me, which I did not know.”

4 ‘Hear, now, and I will speak;

I will aask You, and You instruct me.’

5 “I have aheard of You by the hearing of the ear;

But now my beye sees You;

6 Therefore I retract,

And I repent in dust and ashes.”

God Displeased with Job’s Friends

7 It came about after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right aas My servant Job has.

8 “Now therefore, take for yourselves aseven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a bburnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will cpray for you. dFor I will 1accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.”

9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord told them; and the Lord 1accepted Job.

God Restores Job’s Fortunes

10 The Lord arestored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold.

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