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The book of Job, chapter 42, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 42

New English Translation


   Job's Confession
   1 Then Job answered the LORD:
   2 "I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted;
   3 you asked, 'Who is this who darkens counsel without knowledge?' But I have declared without understanding things too wonderful for me to know.
   4 You said, 'Pay attention, and I will speak; I will question you, and you will answer me.'
   5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye has seen you.
   6 Therefore I despise myself, and I repent in dust and ashes!
   VII. The Epilogue (42:7-17)
   7 After the LORD had spoken these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My anger is stirred up against you and your two friends, because you have not spoken about me what is right, as my servant Job has. 8 So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job will intercede for you, and I will respect him, so that I do not deal with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken about me what is right, as my servant Job has."
   9 So they went, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and did just as the LORD had told them; and the LORD had respect for Job.
   10 So the LORD restored what Job had lost after he prayed for his friends, and the LORD doubled all that had belonged to Job. 11 So they came to him, all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they dined with him in his house. They comforted him and consoled him for all the trouble the LORD had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.
   12 So the LORD blessed the second part of Job's life more than the first. He had 14, 000 sheep, 6, 000 camels, 1, 000 yoke of oxen, and 1, 000 female donkeys. 13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-Happuch. 15 Nowhere in all the land could women be found who were as beautiful as Job's daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance alongside their brothers.
   16 After this Job lived 140 years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. 17 And so Job died, old and full of days.

King James Version


   1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
   2 I 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.
   5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
   6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
   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.
   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.
   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.
   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.
   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.
   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.
   13 He 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, Keren-happuch.
   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.
   16 After 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.
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