0 SAB Job 42



Job concedes to God

1Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

2I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

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

4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

Job said to God,
You can do anything and can read everyone's mind. [1]

5I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.

I've heard you speak before, but now I can see you. [2]

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

So I hate myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Job's friends sacrifice animals for God

7 And 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 thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

Then God said to Eliphaz and his friends,
I'm mad at you for not speaking well enough of me, as Job has. [3]

8 Therefore 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 ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

So take seven bullocks and seven rams and offer them to me as a burnt offering.

Job will pray for you, and I'll accept your offerings.

9 So 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.

So Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar sacrificed the animals and God accepted Job.
God gives Job twice as much stuff as he had before
(With even prettier daughters!)

10 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.

God gave Job twice as much as he had before.

11 Then 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 bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.

All of Job's friends and relatives ate dinner with him, and comforted him from all the evil that God did to him. And they all gave him some money and an earring of gold. [4]

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 she asses.

God gave twice as many animals as he had before: 14,000 sheep, 6000 camels, 1000 oxen, and 1000 female donkeys.

13He had also seven sons and three daughters.

14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

He also had seven sons and three daughters [5], whose names were Jemima, Kezia, Kerenhappuch.

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

They were the prettiest women in all the land. [6]

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

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

After this, Job lived another 140 years and died.

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