|Job 42 |
1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
2 "I know that you can do everything, and that none of your thoughts can be thwarted.
3 You said, 'Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
4 You said, 'Hear, I beseech you, and I will speak; I will demand of you, and you shall answer me.'
5 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye sees you.
6 Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."
7 And so it was, that after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, like my servant Job has.
8 Therefore take for yourselves seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you because I will accept him. Otherwise I will deal with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did as the LORD commanded them; and the LORD accepted Job's prayer.
10 Then the LORD released the afflictions of Job, when he had prayed for his friends; also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 All his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been of his acquaintance before, came there to him and ate bread with him in his house and they consoled him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him. Every man also gave him a piece of money, and everyone an earring of gold.
12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14 He called the name of the first, Jemima; the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
15 And in all the land there were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.
16 After this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even to four generations.
17 So Job died, being old and full of days.