Job 42 New American Standard Bible

Job's Confession and Acceptance

42 1  Then Job answered the Lord and said , 2  "I know that You can do all things , And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted . 3  'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge ?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand , Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know ." 4  'Hear , now , and I will speak ; I will ask You, and You instruct me.' 5  "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear ; But now my eye sees You; 6  Therefore e I retract , And I repent in dust and ashes ."

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 as My servant Job has. 8  "Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams , and go to My servant Job , and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept e 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 accepted e Job .

The Restoration of Job's Prosperity

10  The Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends , and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold . 11  Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house ; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the Lord had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money , and each a ring of gold . 12  The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning ; and he had 14,000 e e sheep and 6,000 e camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys . 13  He had seven sons and three daughters . 14  He named e the first Jemimah , and the second Keziah , and the third Keren-happuch . 15  In all the land no women were found so fair as Job's daughters ; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers . 16  After this , Job lived 140 e years , and saw his sons and his grandsons , four generations . 17  And Job died , an old man and full of days .

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