Job 42:1-9 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

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                        • 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
                          7 After the Lord had finished speakingi to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite: "I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.

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                            • i 42:7 - Lit speaking these words
                              8 Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves.j Then My servant Job will pray for you.k I will surely accept his [prayer] and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has."

                              References for Job 42:8

                                • j 42:8 - Gn 8:20; 22:2-13; Ex 10:25
                                • k 42:8 - Gn 20:7,17; Nm 21:7; 1 Sm 2:25
                                  9 Then Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord had told them, and the Lord accepted Job's [prayer].