Job Answers the Lord
1Then Job answered the Lord:
2“I know that you can do all things.
No plan of yours can be ruined.
3You asked, ‘Who is this that made my purpose unclear by saying things that are not true?’
Surely I talked about things I did not understand.
I spoke of things too wonderful for me to know.
4You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak.
I will ask you questions.
And you must answer me.’
5My ears had heard of you before.
But now my eyes have seen you.
6So now I hate myself.
I will change my heart and life and sit in the dust and ashes.”
End of the Story
7After the Lord had said these things to Job, he spoke to Eliphaz the Temanite. The Lord said to him, “I am angry with you and your two friends. This is because you have not said what is right about me. But my servant Job did. 8So now take seven bulls and seven male sheep. Go to my servant Job. And offer a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you. And I will listen to his prayer. Then I will not punish you for being foolish. You have not said what is right about me. But my servant Job did.” 9So Eliphaz the Temanite did as the Lord told him to do. Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite also did as the Lord said. And the Lord listened to Job’s prayer.
10After Job had prayed for his friends, God gave him success again. God gave Job twice as much as he had owned before. 11Job’s brothers and sisters came to his house. Everyone who had known him before came to his house. And they all ate with him there. They comforted Job and spoke kindly to him. They made him feel better about the trouble the Lord had brought on him. And each one gave Job a piece of silver and a gold ring.
12The Lord blessed the last part of Job’s life even more than the first part. Job had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels. He had 1,000 pairs of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. 13Job also had seven sons and three daughters. 14He named the first daughter Jemimah. The second daughter he named Keziah. And his third daughter he named Keren-Happuch. 15There were no other women in all the land as beautiful as Job’s daughters. And their father Job gave them land to own along with their brothers.
16After this, Job lived 140 years. He lived to see his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 17Then Job died. He was old and had lived many years.