Job 42:10
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New International Version
After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.

New Living Translation
When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes. In fact, the LORD gave him twice as much as before!

English Standard Version
And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.

King James Bible
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his prosperity and doubled his previous possessions.

International Standard Version
The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed.

NET Bible
So the LORD restored what Job had lost after he prayed for his friends, and the LORD doubled all that had belonged to Job.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. The LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored Job's prosperity and gave him twice as much [as he had before].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD changed the fortune of Job, when he prayed for his friends; and the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends; also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

American King James Version
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: and Jehovah gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord also was turned at the penance of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job, when he had prayed for his friends; and Jehovah gave Job twice as much as he had before.

English Revised Version
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: and the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

World English Bible
Yahweh turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. Yahweh gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah hath turned to the captivity of Job in his praying for his friends, and Jehovah doth add to all that Job hath -- to double.
Study Bible
God Blesses Job
9So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job. 10The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold. 11Then 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.…
Cross References
James 5:11
See how blessed we consider those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

Deuteronomy 30:3
then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.

1 Samuel 2:8
"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.

Job 1:2
Seven sons and three daughters were born to him.

Job 1:3
His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

Job 42:9
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job.

Psalm 14:7
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.

Psalm 85:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. O LORD, You showed favor to Your land; You restored the captivity of Jacob.

Psalm 126:1
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream.
Treasury of Scripture

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

turned

Job 5:18-20 For he makes sore, and binds up: he wounds, and his hands make whole…

Deuteronomy 30:3 That then the LORD your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion …

Psalm 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD …

Psalm 53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God brings …

Psalm 126:1,4 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them …

when

Genesis 20:17 So Abraham prayed to God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, …

Exodus 17:4,5 And Moses cried to the LORD, saying, What shall I do to this people? …

Numbers 12:2,13 And they said, Has the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? has he not …

Numbers 14:1-4,10,13-20 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the …

Numbers 16:21,22,46-48 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume …

Deuteronomy 9:20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and …

Luke 16:27 Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him …

Acts 7:50,60 Has not my hand made all these things…

the lord

Job 8:6,7 If you were pure and upright; surely now he would awake for you, …

Job 22:24,25 Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the …

Deuteronomy 8:18 But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he that gives …

1 Samuel 2:7 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up.

2 Chronicles 25:9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the …

Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

Haggai 2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, said the LORD of hosts.

gave Job twice as much as he had before. Heb. added all that had been to Job unto the double

Isaiah 40:2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare …

Isaiah 61:7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall …

(10) When he prayed for his friends.--Job's personal discipline was not complete till he passed from the sphere of his own sorrows to the work of intercession for his friends, and it was through the very act of this self-oblivion and self-sacrifice that his own deliverance was brought about. When he prayed for his friends, we are told, the Lord turned his own captivity: that is, restored and re-instated him in prosperity even greater than before.

This is the true moral of all human history, which is to be accomplished in the world of the regeneration, if not here. All sorrow is fraught with the promise and the hope of future blessedness, and to know that is to rob sorrow of its pain. It is impossible to reap the full gain of it when the burden presses, but, as far as it can be done, sorrow is mitigated. Had Job been able to look forward with confidence to his actual deliverance, he would have been able to bear his affliction; it was because he could not that all was dark. And after all there are sorrows and afflictions for which there is no deliverance like Job's; there is a captivity which can never be turned in this life, and for this the only hope is the sure hope of the Gospel, and the promise which in its degree is afforded by the history of Job: for if Job's is a representative history, as we are bound to believe it must be, then the lesson of it must be that what is not explained or mended here will be explained and mended hereafter. It is God alone who can enlighten the darkness which surrounds His counsels; but at the same time we must remember that with Him is the well of life, and in His light we shall see light.

Verse 10 - And the Lord turned the captivity of Job. The literal use of this phrase is common, the metaphorical use of it uncommon, in Scripture. Still, it is so simple a metaphor, and captivity so common a thing among ancient peoples, that it may well have been in general use among the nations of Western Asia from very primitive times. It signifies, as Professor Lee remarks, "a restoration to former happy circumstances." When he prayed for his friends. Perhaps his complete forgiveness by God was contingent on his own complete forgiveness of his "friends" (Matthew 6:12, 14, 15; Matthew 18:32-35); at any rate, his restoration immediately followed his intercession. Also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before; literally, added to all that had been Job's to the double (comp. ver. 12). And the Lord turned the captivity of Job,.... Not literally, in such sense as Lot's captivity was turned, Genesis 14:12; for Job's person was not seized on and carried away, though his cattle were: nor spiritually, being delivered from the captivity of sin; that had been his case many years ago, when first converted: but it is to be understood of his restoration from afflictions and calamities to a happy state; as of the return of his substance, his health and friends, and especially of his deliverance from Satan, in whose hands he had been some time, and by him distressed both in body and mind. But now his captivity was turned, and he was freed from all his distresses; and even from those which arose from the dealings of God with him, which he was now fully satisfied about; and this was done,

when he prayed for his friends; as he was directed to do. A good man will not only pray for himself, as Job doubtless did, but for others also; for his natural and spiritual friends, yea, for unkind friends, and even for enemies likewise: and the prayer of an upright man is very acceptable to the Lord; and many mercies and blessings come by it; and even prayer for others is profitable to a man's self; and sometimes he soon reaps the benefit of it, as Job now did. For when and while he was praying, or quickly upon it, there was a turn in his affairs: he presently found himself in better health; his friends came about him, and his substance began to increase; Satan had no more power over him, and the presence of God was with him. All which was of the Lord; and he enjoyed it in the way of prayer, and as the fruit of that;

also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before: or added to him double. Which chiefly respects his substance; his cattle, as appears from Job 42:12, and might be true both with respect to things temporal and spiritual. "Double" may denote an abundance, a large measure of good things; see Zechariah 9:12. 10. turned … captivity—proverbial for restored, or amply indemnified him for all he had lost (Eze 16:53; Ps 14:7; Ho 6:11). Thus the future vindication of man, body and soul, against Satan (Job 1:9-12), at the resurrection (Job 19:25-27), has its earnest and adumbration in the temporal vindication of Job at last by Jehovah in person.

twice—so to the afflicted literal and spiritual Jerusalem (Isa 40:2; 60:7; 61:7; Zec 9:12). As in Job's case, so in that of Jesus Christ, the glorious recompense follows the "intercession" for enemies (Isa 53:12).42:10-17 In the beginning of this book we had Job's patience under his troubles, for an example; here, for our encouragement to follow that example, we have his happy end. His troubles began in Satan's malice, which God restrained; his restoration began in God's mercy, which Satan could not oppose. Mercy did not return when Job was disputing with his friends, but when he was praying for them. God is served and pleased with our warm devotions, not with our warm disputes. God doubled Job's possessions. We may lose much for the Lord, but we shall not lose any thing by him. Whether the Lord gives us health and temporal blessings or not, if we patiently suffer according to his will, in the end we shall be happy. Job's estate increased. The blessing of the Lord makes rich; it is he that gives us power to get wealth, and gives success in honest endeavours. The last days of a good man sometimes prove his best, his last works his best works, his last comforts his best comforts; for his path, like that of the morning light, shines more and more unto the perfect day.
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