Job 42 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Job replied to the Lord, 1 Then Job replied to the LORD:
2 "I know that you can do anything. No one can keep you from doing what you plan to do. 2 "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked me, 'Who do you think you are to disagree with my plans? You do not know what you are talking about.' I spoke about things I didn't completely understand. I talked about things that were 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 some questions. Then I want you to 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 about you. But now my own eyes have seen you. 5 My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
6 So I hate myself. I'm really sorry for what I said about you. That's why I'm sitting in dust and ashes." 6 Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."
7 After the LORD finished speaking to Job, he spoke to Eliphaz the Temanite. He said, "I am angry with you and your two friends. You have not said what is true 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 "So now get seven bulls and seven rams. Go to my servant Job. Then sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you. And I will accept his prayer. I will not punish you for saying the foolish things you said. You have not said what is true 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 So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite did what the LORD told them to do. And the LORD accepted 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 made him successful again. He gave him twice as much as he had 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 All of his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came to see him. They ate with him in his house. They showed their concern for him. They comforted him because of all of the troubles the LORD had brought on him. Each one gave him 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. He gave Job 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels. He gave him 1,000 pairs of oxen and 1,000 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. He named the second Keziah. And he named the third Keren-Happuch. 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch.
15 Job's daughters were more beautiful than any other women in the whole land. Their father gave them a share of property 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 all of that happened, Job lived for 140 years. He saw his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. 16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.
17 And so he died. He had lived for a very long time. 17 And so he died, old and full of years.