Job 42:8

Overview - Job 42
Job submits himself unto God.
God, preferring Job's cause, makes his friends submit themselves, and accepts him.
10 He magnifies and blesses Job.
16 Job's age and death.
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Job 42:8  (King James Version)
Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
 


Therefore
From this it appears that Job was considered as a priest, not only to his own family, but also to others. For his children he offered burnt offerings, (ch. 1:5, ) and now he is to make the same kind of offerings, accompanied with intercession, in behalf of his three friends. This is a full proof of the innocence and integrity of Job.

seven bullocks
Numbers 23:1 Numbers 23:14 Numbers 23:29 ; 1 Chronicles 15:26 ; 2 Chronicles 29:21 ; Ezekiel 45:23 ; Hebrews 10:4 Hebrews 10:10-14

go
Matthew 5:23 Matthew 5:24

offer
1:5 Exodus 18:12

my servant Job shall
Genesis 20:17 ; Isaiah 60:14 ; Jeremiah 14:11 ; 15:1 Ezekiel 14:14 ; Hebrews 7:25 ; James 5:14
1 John 5:6 ; Revelation 3:9

him
Hebrew his face, or person.
9 ; 1 Samuel 25:35 ; Malachi 1:8 Malachi 1:9 ; Matthew 3:17 ; Ephesians 1:6

lest
Psalms 103:10 ; 2 Timothy 4:14
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