Job's Confession and Repentance

Job 42

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."

  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.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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