When Job's three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite,1 Bildad the Shuhite2 and Zophar the Naamathite,3 heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.4
When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him;5 they began to weep aloud,6 and they tore their robes7 and sprinkled dust on their heads.8
Then they sat on the ground9 with him for seven days and seven nights.10 No one said a word to him,11 because they saw how great his suffering was.
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