Job 42 ©

Job confesses his guilt, v. 1, etc. And he manifests his sorrow in dust and ashes, 6. God reproves the three friends of Job, 7. God charges them to make offerings for themselves, and that Job intercedes for them, 8. This being done accordingly, they are reconciled with God, 9. Job is delivered out of his affliction, and doubly blessed to that he was before, 10. Is visited and comforted by his brethren, sisters and good acquaintance, 11. Is blessed, not only in wealth and riches, 12. But likewise in children, 13. The length of his life, 16. His death, 17.


THEN Job answered the LORD, and said,


I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no 1thought can be 2withholden from thee.


Whoais he 3that 4hideth 5counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; thingsb too wonderful 6for me, which I knew not.


Hear, I beseech thee, and I will 7speak: 8I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.


I have heard of thee 9by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye 10seeth thee.


Wherefore I 11abhor myself, and repent 12in dust and ashes.


¶And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy 13two friends: for ye have not spoken 14of me the thing that is right, 15as my servant Job hath.


Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and 16offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: 17for him will 18I accept: 19lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, 20like my servant Job.


So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also 21accepted Job.


And the LORD turned 22the captivity of Job, when he prayed for 23his friends: also the LORD gave Job 24twice as much as he had before.


Then came there unto him all his 25brethren, and all his sisters, and all they 26that had been of his acquaintance before, and 27did eat bread with him in his house: and they 28bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the 29evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a 30piece of money,c and every one an 31earring of gold.


So the LORD blessed the 32latter end of Job more than his 33beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.


He had also seven sons and three daughters.


And he called the name of the first, 34Jemima; and the name of the second, 35Kezia; and the name of the third, 36Keren-happuch.


And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father 37gave them inheritance among their brethren.


38After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.


So Job died, being old and 39full of days.