Job 42

Job's Confession and Repentance

1 Then Job answered the LORD and said:

2 "I know that You a can do everything,
And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.
3 You asked, b 'Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?'
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
c Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
4 Listen, please, and let me speak;
You said, d 'I will question you, and you shall answer Me.'
5 "I have e heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
But now my eye sees You.
6 Therefore I f abhor 1 myself,
And repent in dust and ashes."

The Lord Rebukes Job's Friends

7 And so it was, after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has. 8 "Now therefore, take for yourselves g seven bulls and seven rams, h go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall i pray for you. For I will accept 2 him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has." 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the LORD commanded them; for the LORD had 3 accepted Job.

The Lord Restores Job's Fortunes

10 j And the LORD 4 restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job k twice as much as he had before. 11 Then l all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.

12 Now the LORD blessed m the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had n fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. 13 o He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first 5 Jemimah, the name of the second 6 Keziah, and the name of the third 7 KerenHap'puch. 15 In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. 16 After this Job p lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. 17 So Job died, old and q full of days.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 18:14
    "Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."
    Matthew 19:26
    But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
    Mark 10:27
    But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.
    Mark 14:36
    And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.
    Luke 18:27
    But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
  2. Cross References
    Job 38:2
    Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge?
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 40:5
    Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
    Psalms 131:1
    LORD, my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound 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
    Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
    Job 40:7
    Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me:
  5. Cross References
    Job 26:14
    Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?
    Romans 10:17
    So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
  6. Cross References
    Ezra 9:6
    And I said: "O my God, I am too ashamed and humiliated to lift up my face to You, my God; for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has grown up to the heavens.
    Job 40:4
    Behold, I am vile; What shall I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth.
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 23:1
    Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build seven altars for me here, and prepare for me here seven bulls and seven rams.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 5:24
    Leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 20:17
    So Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants. Then they bore children.
    James 5:15
    And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
    James 5:16
    Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
    1 John 5:16
    If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that.
  10. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 30:3
    That the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
    Psalms 14:7
    Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD brings back the captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
    Psalms 85:1 - 3
    LORD, You have been favorable to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
    Psalms 126:1
    When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:2
    "Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the LORD's hand Double for all her sins."
  12. Cross References
    Job 19:13
    He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
  13. Cross References
    Job 1:10
    Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
    Job 8:7
    Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.
    James 5:11
    Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord - that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
  14. Cross References
    Job 1:3
    Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.
  15. Cross References
    Job 1:2
    And seven sons and three daughters were born to him.
  16. Cross References
    Job 5:26
    You shall come to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.
    Proverbs 3:16
    Length of days is in her right hand, In her left hand riches and honor.
  17. Cross References
    Genesis 15:15
    Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.
    Genesis 25:8
    Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.
    Job 5:26
    You shall come to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.
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