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Job Retracts

42 Job answered Adonai and said:

“I know You can do all things;
    no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.
You ask, ‘Who is this,
    who darkens counsel without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke without understanding,
    things too wonderful for me which I did not know.
You said, ‘Hear now, and I will speak;
    I will question you,
    and you will inform Me.’
I had heard of You by the hearing of the ear;
    but now my eye has seen You.
Therefore I despise myself,
    and repent on dust and ashes.”

Job Restored

After Adonai had spoken these words to Job, Adonai said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My anger is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken about Me what is right, like My servant Job has. So now, take for yourselves seven young bulls and seven rams and go to My servant Job and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, for I will accept Job’s prayer[a] and not deal with you according to your folly because you have not spoken correctly about Me, like My servant Job.”

So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite went and did what Adonai told them; and Adonai accepted Job’s prayer.

10 So Adonai restored what Job had lost, after he prayed for his friends and Adonai doubled everything that Job had before. 11 Then all his brothers, all his sisters and everyone who had known him before, came to him and ate bread with him in his house. They consoled him and comforted him for all the calamity that Adonai had brought upon him. Each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring.

12 So Adonai blessed Job’s latter days more than at his beginning. He had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 He called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch. 15 Nowhere in the land were there found women as beautiful as the daughters of Job. Their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.

16 After this, Job lived 140 years; he saw his children and their children for four generations. 17 And so Job died, old and full of days.


  1. Job 42:8 Lit. lift up his face; also 42:9.