Job 42



Job's Repentance And Restoration

1 Then Job answered the LORD and said,

1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

1 Job replied to the LORD:

1 Then Job said to the Lord,

2 "I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

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

2 "I know that you can do anything and nothing that you plan is impossible.

2 I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted.

3 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."

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.

3 You asked, "Who is this that darkens counsel without knowledge?' Well now, I have talked about what I don't understand awesome things beyond me that I don't know.

3 [You said to me] Who is this that darkens and obscures counsel [by words] without knowledge? Therefore [I now see] I have [rashly] uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

4 'Hear, now, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct me.'

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

4 Listen now, and I will speak for myself; I'll interrogate you and then inform me.

4 [I had virtually said to You what You have said to me:] Hear, I beseech You, and I will speak; I will demand of You, and You declare to me.

5 "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;

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

5 I've heard you with my ears; and now I've seen you with my eyes.

5 I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, but now my [spiritual] eye sees You.

6 Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes."

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

6 As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."

6 Therefore I loathe [my words] and abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.

The Lord Rebukes Job's Friends

7 It came about after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has.

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.

7 After these words had been spoken by the LORD to Job, the LORD spoke to Eliphaz from Teman: "My anger is burning against you along with your two friends, since you haven't spoken correctly about me, as did my servant Job.

7 After the Lord had spoken the previous words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me the thing that is right, as My servant Job has.

8 "Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."

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.

8 So take seven bulls and seven rams and bring them to my servant Job. And bring a whole burnt offering for yourselves and my servant Job will pray for you. I'll encourage him by not responding as your disgraceful folly deserves, since you didn't speak about me correctly as did my servant Job."

8 Now therefore take 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 I will accept [his prayer] that I deal not with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of Me the thing that 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 told them; and the LORD accepted Job.

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.

9 So Eliphaz from Teman, Bildad from Shuah, and Zophar from Naamath did precisely as the LORD had spoken to them, because the LORD showed favor to Job.

9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; and the Lord accepted [Job's prayer].

God Restores Job

10 The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.

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.

10 The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed.

10 And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

11 Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold.

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.

11 Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings.

11 Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they sympathized with him and comforted him over all the [distressing] calamities that the Lord had brought upon him. Every man also gave him a piece of money, and every man an earring of gold.

12 The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.

12 So 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.

12 The LORD blessed Job during the latter part of his life more than the former, since he owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.

12 And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

13 He had seven sons and three daughters.

13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.

13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

14 He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.

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

14 He named the first daughter Jemima, the second Keziah, and the name of the third was Keren-happuch.

14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch.

15 In all the land no women were found so fair as Job's daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.

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

15 No one could find more beautiful women in the whole land than Job's daughters. Their father gave them their inheritance along with their brothers.

15 And in all the land there were no women so fair as the daughters of Job, and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.

16 After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations.

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

16 Job lived 140 years after this, and saw his children and grandchildren to the fourth generation.

16 After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his sons' sons, even to four generations.

17 And Job died, an old man and full of days.

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

17 Then Job died at an old age, having lived a full life.

17 So Job died, an old man and full of days.



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