Job 42:1–17

Job’s Repentance and Restoration

42 Then Job answered the Lord and said:

2 “I know that You acan do everything,

And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.

3 You asked, b‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’

Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,

cThings too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

4 Listen, please, and let me speak;

You said, d‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’

5 “I have eheard of You by the hearing of the ear,

But now my eye sees You.

6 Therefore I fabhor 1myself,

And repent in dust and ashes.”

And so it was, after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has. Now therefore, take for yourselves gseven bulls and seven rams, hgo to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall ipray for you. For I will accept 2him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.”

So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; for the Lord had 3accepted Job. 10 jAnd the Lord 4restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job ktwice as much as he had before. 11 Then lall his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the Lord had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.

12 Now the Lord blessed mthe latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had nfourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. 13 oHe also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first 5Jemimah, the name of the second 6Keziah, and the name of the third 7Keren-Happuch. 15 In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.

16 After this Job plived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. 17 So Job died, old and qfull of days.

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