Job 42 ©

1 Job submitteth himself unto God. 7 God preferreth Job's cause, and maketh his three friends submit themselves to him. 9 He accepteth Job, and doubleth his blessings upon him. 13 Job's children. 16 His age and death.


THEN Job answered the LORD, and said,


I know that athou canst do every thing, and that b1no thought can be withholden from thee.


cWho is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things dtoo wonderful for me, which I knew not.

c ch. 38.2,3.

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


I have fheard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now gmine eye seeth thee.


hWherefore I abhor myself, and repent in idust and ashes.


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

k ch. 4; 5; 8; 11; 15; 18; 20; 22. Ps. 51.4.

Therefore take unto you now lseven bullocks and seven rams, and mgo to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall npray for you: for 2him will I accept: lest I deal with you oafter your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.


So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite pwent, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted 3Job.


And the LORD qturned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD 4gave Job twice as much as he had before.


rThen came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they sbemoaned 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 every one an earring of gold.


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

u v.10. ch. 1.2,3.

vHe had also seven sons and three daughters.


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


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


After this lived Job an yhundred and forty years, and zsaw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.


aSo Job died, being old and full of days.