After Job had interceded for his friends, God restored his fortune - and then doubled it!
All his brothers and sisters and friends came to his house and celebrated. They told him how sorry they were, and consoled him for all the trouble God had brought him. Each of them brought generous housewarming gifts.
God blessed Job's later life even more than his earlier life. He ended up with fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand teams of oxen, and one thousand donkeys.
He also had seven sons and three daughters.
He named the first daughter Dove, the second, Cinnamon, and the third, Darkeyes.
There was not a woman in that country as beautiful as Job's daughters. Their father treated them as equals with their brothers, providing the same inheritance.
Job lived on another hundred and forty years, living to see his children and grandchildren - four generations of them!
Then he died - an old man, a full life.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)