Job 42

1 Then Job (Iyyov) answered יהוה, and said:

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

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 You, and I will speak: ‘I will demand of You, and declare You unto me.

5 I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth You.

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

7 And it was so, that after יהוה had spoken these words unto Job (Iyyov), יהוה 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 (Iyyov) hath.

8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to My servant Job (Iyyov), and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job (Iyyov) shall pray for you. For him will

I accept, lest I deal with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of Me the thing which is right, like My servant Job (Iyyov).”

9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as יהוה commanded them: יהוה also accepted Job (Iyyov).

10 And יהוה turned the captivity of Job (Iyyov), when he prayed for his friends; also יהוה gave Job (Iyyov) 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 disaster (raah) that יהוה had brought upon him; every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.

12 So יהוה blessed the latter end of Job (Iyyov) 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, Yemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

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

16 After this lived Job (Iyyov) a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations.

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