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Job’s Repentance and Restoration

42 Then[a] Job answered Yahweh and said,

“I know that you can do all things,
and any scheme from you will not be thwarted.
‘Who is this darkening counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I uttered, but[b] I did not understand;
things too wonderful for me,[c] but I did not know.
‘Hear and I will speak;
I will question you, then[d] inform me.’
By the ear’s hearing I heard of you,
but[e] now my eye has seen you.
Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes.”

And then[f] after Yahweh spoke these words to Job, Yahweh said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath has been kindled[g] against you[h] and against the two of your friends, for you[i] have not spoken to me what is right as my servant Job has. So then,[j] take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job will pray for you,[k] for I will certainly accept his prayer,[l] so that it will not be done with you[m] according to your folly, for you[n] have not spoken to me what is right as my servant Job has.”

So[o] Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did just as Yahweh had told them, and Yahweh accepted Job’s prayer.[p]

10 Then[q] Yahweh returned Job’s fortune when he prayed to him on behalf of his friends. Thus[r] Yahweh increased all that Job had twice as much as before.[s] 11 So[t] all his brothers and all his sisters and all those who had known him before[u] came to him, and they ate bread[v] with him in his house and showed sympathy to him and comforted him for all the disaster[w] that Yahweh had brought upon him. Then[x] each one gave to him one piece of money, and each one gave to him one ornamental ring of gold.

12 So[y] Yahweh blessed Job’s latter days more than his beginning. Thus he had[z] fourteen thousand sheep and goats and six thousand camels and a thousand pair of oxen and a thousand female donkeys. 13 And he had[aa] seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah and the name of the second Keziah and the name of the third Qeren-Happuk. 15 And beautiful women were not found in all the land like Job’s daughters, and their father gave to them an inheritance in the midst of their brothers.

16 And Job lived after this one hundred and forty years, and he saw his sons and his grandsons[ab] for four generations. 17 Then[ac] Job died old and full of days.


  1. Job 42:1 Hebrew “And”
  2. Job 42:3 Hebrew “and”
  3. Job 42:3 Literally “wonderful things from me”
  4. Job 42:4 Hebrew “and”
  5. Job 42:5 Hebrew “and”
  6. Job 42:7 Literally “And it happened”
  7. Job 42:7 Literally “My nose became hot”
  8. Job 42:7 Singular
  9. Job 42:7 Plural
  10. Job 42:8 Or “And now,” or “Therefore”
  11. Job 42:8 Plural
  12. Job 42:8 Literally “if his face I will lift up,” or “indeed his face I will lift up” (“if” used as an oath particle)
  13. Job 42:8 Plural
  14. Job 42:8 Plural
  15. Job 42:9 Hebrew “And”
  16. Job 42:9 Literally “Yahweh lifted up the face of Job”
  17. Job 42:10 Hebrew “And”
  18. Job 42:10 Hebrew “And”
  19. Job 42:10 Literally “all which for Job to twice”
  20. Job 42:11 Hebrew “And”
  21. Job 42:11 Literally “to faces”
  22. Job 42:11 Or “food”
  23. Job 42:11 Or “evil”
  24. Job 42:11 Hebrew “And”
  25. Job 42:12 Hebrew “And”
  26. Job 42:12 Literally “And it came to be for him,” or “And it was for him”
  27. Job 42:13 Literally “And it came to be for him,” or “And it was for him”
  28. Job 42:16 Literally “the sons of his sons”
  29. Job 42:17 Hebrew “And”