Job 42:1-6 CSB

Job Replies to the Lord

1 Then Job replied to the Lord:

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      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.

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            • 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

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                  5 I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You.f

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                    • 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