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Job 42

 

Job

1 Then Job replied to the Lord:

2 “I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.

4 “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.’
5 My ears had heard of you
but now my eyes have seen you.
6 Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes.”

Epilogue

7 After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz
the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because
you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.
8 So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant
Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job
will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you
according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as
my servant Job has.” 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the
Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the Lord told them;
and the Lord accepted Job’s prayer.
10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his
fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. 11 All his
brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before
came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled
him over all the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each
one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.
12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the
former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand
camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. 13 And
he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 The first daughter
he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-
Happuch. 15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as
beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an
inheritance along with their brothers.
16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his
children and their children to the fourth generation. 17 And so Job
died, an old man and full of years.

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