1Then Job replied to the Lord:
2‘I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3You asked, “Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?”
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.
4‘You said, “Listen now, and I will speak;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.”
5My ears had heard of you
but now my eyes have seen you.
6Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes.’
7After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, ‘I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has. 8So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.’ 9So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the Lord told them; and the Lord accepted Job’s prayer.
10After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. 11All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver# and a gold ring.
12The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. 13And he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch. 15Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.
16After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. 17And so Job died, an old man and full of years.
Footnotes for the Book of Job
a 1 Hebrew the sons of God
b 10 The Hebrew word rendered foolish denotes moral deficiency.
a 17 Hebrew Shaddai; here and throughout Job
a 20 A few manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition and Septuagint; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text I have become a burden to myself.
a 9 Or of Leo
b 19 See Septuagint; Hebrew me.
a 12 Or wild donkey can be born tame
a 15 Or He will surely slay me; I have no hope – / yet I will
a 20 Or My friends treat me with scorn
a 20 Or only by my gums
b 24 Or and
c 25 Or vindicator
d 25 Or on my grave
e 26 Or And after I awake, / though this body has been destroyed, / then
f 26 Or destroyed, / apart from
g 28 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts me
h 29 Or sword, / that you may come to know the Almighty
a 13 Or in an instant
b 24 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
c 30 Or wicked are reserved for the day of calamity, / that they are brought forth to
d 33 Or them, / as a countless throng went
a 11 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
a 11 Septuagint, Aquila and Vulgate; Hebrew They dam up
b 22 Hebrew Abaddon
a 3 Or gnawed
b 4 Or fuel
c 12 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
d 18 Hebrew; Septuagint power he grasps my clothing
a 3 Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition Job, and so had condemned God
b 8 Or Spirit; also in verse 18
c 9 Or many; or great
a 14 Or Spirit
a 12 Or will cross the river
b 20 The meaning of the Hebrew for verses 18-20 is uncertain.
c 27 Or distil from the mist as rain
d 31 Or nourishes
e 33 Or announces his coming – / the One zealous against evil
a 7 Hebrew the sons of God
b 31 Septuagint; Hebrew beauty
c 32 Or the morning star in its season
d 32 Or out Leo
e 33 Or their
f 36 That is, wisdom about the flooding of the Nile
g 36 That is, understanding of when to crow; the meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
a 11 Hebrew him a kesitah; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value.