Then Jobanswered the LORD, and said ,
I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
Who is he that hidethcounsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
4Hear , I beseech thee, and I will speak : I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eyeseeth thee.
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.7
And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORDsaid to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy twofriends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right , as my servantJob hath.
Therefore take unto you now sevenbullocks and sevenrams, and go to my servantJob, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servantJob shall pray for you: for hima 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 servantJob.9
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathitewent , and did according as the LORDcommanded them: the LORD also acceptedJob .b10
And the LORDturned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORDgavecJob twice as much as he had before.
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintancebefore, and did eatbread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.