Job 42 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Job answered the Lord: 1 Then Job replied to the LORD:
2 "I know that you can do all things and that no plan of yours can be ruined. 2 "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked, 'Who is this that made my purpose unclear by saying things that are not true?' Surely I spoke of things I did not understand; I talked of things too wonderful for me to know. 3 [You asked,] 'Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?' Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.
4 You said, 'Listen now, and I will speak. I will ask you questions, and you must answer me.' 4 ["You said,] 'Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.'
5 My ears had heard of you before, but now my eyes have seen you. 5 My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
6 So now I hate myself; I will change my heart and life. I will sit in the dust and ashes." 6 Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."
7 After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not said what is right about me, as my servant Job did. 7 After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.
8 Now take seven bulls and seven male sheep, and go to my servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will listen to his prayer. Then I will not punish you for being foolish. You have not said what is right about me, as my servant Job did." 8 So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has."
9 So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite did as the Lord said, and the Lord listened to Job's prayer. 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job's prayer.
10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord gave him success again. The Lord gave Job twice as much as he had owned before. 10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.
11 Job's brothers and sisters came to his house, along with everyone who had known him before, and they all ate with him there. They comforted him and made him feel better about the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each one gave Job a piece of silver and a gold ring. 11 All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the LORD had brought upon him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.
12 The Lord blessed the last part of Job's life even more than the first part. Job had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand teams of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys. 12 The LORD blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.
13 Job also had seven sons and three daughters. 13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters.
14 He named the first daughter Jemimah, the second daughter Keziah, and the third daughter Keren-Happuch. 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch.
15 There were no other women in all the land as beautiful as Job's daughters. And their father Job gave them land to own along with their brothers. 15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job's daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.
16 After this, Job lived one hundred forty years. He lived to see his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. 16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.
17 Then Job died; he was old and had lived many years. 17 And so he died, old and full of years.