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VI. Speeches of The Lord (38:1–42:6)

Appropriately the Lord appears to Job at the end of the book. All the participants have had their say, but Job still is not satisfied. He will remain thus until the Lord has spoken (42:5-6). Throughout the exchanges with the comforters, Job had been seeking an audience with God. He had offered either to question God or to allow God to question him (13:22). While he preferred the former, he finally had to settle with the latter format.