Job Replies to the Lord

1 Then Job replied to the Lord:
References for Job 42:1
      2 Ia know that You can do anythingb and no plan of Yours can be thwarted.
      References for Job 42:2
        • a 42:2 - Alt Hb tradition reads You
        • b 42:2 - Isa 44:24; 45:7; Jn 1:3
          3 [You asked,] "Who is this who conceals [My] counsel with ignorance?"c Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me tod know.
          References for Job 42:3
            • c 42:3 - Jb 38:2
            • d 42:3 - Lit me, and I did not
              4 [You said,] "Listen now, and I will speak. When I question you, you will inform Me."e
              References for Job 42:4
                  5 I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You.f
                  References for Job 42:5
                    • f 42:5 - Jb 19:27; Gn 32:30; Ex 33:18-23
                      6 Therefore I take back [my words] and repent in dust and ashes.gh
                      References for Job 42:6
                        • g 42:6 - LXX reads I despise myself and melt; I consider myself dust and ashes
                        • h 42:6 - Jb 2:8; 2 Sm 13:19; Est 4:1,3