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Job’s Repentance and Restoration
1Then Job answered the Lord and said:
2“I know that You #Gen. 18:14(Matt. 19:26Mark 10:27Mark 14:36Luke 18:27)can do everything,
And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.
3You asked, #Job 38:2‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
#Ps. 40:5Ps 131:1Ps 139:6Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
4Listen, please, and let me speak;
You said, #Job 38:3Job 40:7‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’
5“I have #Job 26:14(Rom. 10:17)heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
But now my eye sees You.
6Therefore I #Ezra 9:6Job 40:4abhor myself,
And repent in dust and ashes.”
7And so it was, after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has. 8Now therefore, take for yourselves #Num. 23:1seven bulls and seven rams, #(Matt. 5:24)go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall #Gen. 20:17(James 5:15161 John 5:16)pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.
9So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; for the Lord had accepted Job. 10#Deut. 30:3Ps. 14:7Ps 85:1–3Ps 126:1And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job #Is. 40:2twice as much as he had before. 11Then #Job 19:13all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the Lord had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
12Now the Lord blessed #Job 1:10Job 8:7James 5:11the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had #Job 1:3fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. 13#Job 1:2He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. 15In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.
16After this Job #Job 5:26Prov. 3:16lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. 17So Job died, old and #Gen. 15:15Ge 25:8Job 5:26full of days.
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