Job 42
King James 2000

Job Repents in Humility

1Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

2I know that you can do everything, and that no thought can be withheld from you.

3Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered what I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

4Hear, I ask you, and I will speak: I will question you, and you declare unto me.

5I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you.

6Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

The LORD Rebukes Eliphaz and His Two Friends

7And 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 you, and against your two friends: for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.

8Therefore take unto you now 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: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

9So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.

Job Abundantly Restored After Praying For His Friends

10And 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.

11Then 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 consoled him, and comforted him over all the trouble that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and everyone a ring of gold.

12So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys.

13He had also seven sons and three daughters.

14And he called the name of the first, Jemimah; and the name of the second, Keziah; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.

15And in all the land were no women found so beautiful as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

16After this lived Job a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

17So Job died, being old and full of days.

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