Job's Confession and Repentance

Job 42

1 Then Job answered the Lord and said:

2 "I know that you can h do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3 i 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?'
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
things j too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
4 'Hear, and I will speak;
k I will question you, and you make it known to me.'
5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,
but now my eye sees you;
6 therefore I despise myself,
and repent 1 in l dust and ashes."

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 18:14
    Is anything too hard for the Lord ? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.
    Matthew 19:26
    But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
  2. Cross References
    Job 38:2
    Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 40:5
    You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.
    Psalms 131:1
    O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
    Psalms 139:6
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
  4. Cross References
    Job 38:3
    Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.
    Job 40:7
    Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.
  5. Cross References
    Job 30:19
    God has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.
    Genesis 18:27
    Abraham answered and said, "Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.
    Job 2:8
    And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.
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