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Job 42 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Job said in answer to the Lord, 1 Then Job replied to the LORD:
2 I see that you are able to do every thing, and to give effect to all your designs. 2 "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.
3 Who is this who makes dark the purpose of God by words without knowledge? For I have been talking without knowledge about wonders not to be searched out. 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 Give ear to me, and I will say what is in my mind; I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers. 4 ["You said,] 'Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.'
5 Word of you had come to my ears, but now my eye has seen you. 5 My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
6 For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust. 6 Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."
7 And it came about, after he had said these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, I am very angry with you and your two friends, because you have not said what is right about me, as my servant Job has. 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 And now, take seven oxen and seven sheep, and go to my servant Job, and give a burned offering for yourselves, and my servant Job will make prayer for you, that I may not send punishment on you; because you have not said what is right about me, as my servant Job has. 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 And Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, went and did as the Lord had said. And the Lord gave ear to Job. 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 And the Lord made up to Job for all his losses, after he had made prayer for his friends: and all Job had before was increased by the Lord twice as much. 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 And all his brothers and sisters, and his friends of earlier days, came and took food with him in his house; and made clear their grief for him, and gave him comfort for all the evil which the Lord had sent on him; and they all gave him a bit of money 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 And the Lord's blessing was greater on the end of Job's life than on its start: and so he came to have fourteen thousand sheep and goats, and six thousand camels, and two thousand oxen, and a thousand she-asses. 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 And he had seven sons and three daughters. 13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he gave the first the name of Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch; 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch.
15 And there were no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job in all the earth: and their father gave them a heritage among 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 And after this Job had a hundred and forty years of life, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations. 16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.
17 And Job came to his end, old and full of days. 17 And so he died, old and full of years.