Job 42:1


1 Then Job replied to the LORD:

Job 42:1 in Other Translations

1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
1 Then Job answered the LORD and said:
1 Then Job replied to the LORD :
1 Job answered God:
1 Then Job replied to the Lord:

Job 42:1 Meaning and Commentary

Job 42:1

Then Job answered the Lord, and said.
] For though he had said he would answer no more, ( Job 40:5 ) ; yet he might mean not in the manner he had, complaining of God and justifying himself; besides he might change his mind without any imputation of falsehood or a lie; see ( Jeremiah 20:9 ) ; to which may be added, that he had then said all he had to say, and did not know he should have more: he then confessed as much as he was convinced of, but it was not enough; and now through what the Lord had since said to him he was more convinced of his ignorance, mistakes, and sins, and had such a sight of God and of himself, that he could not forbear speaking; moreover an injunction was laid upon him from the Lord to speak again, and therefore he was obliged to give in his answer; see ( Job 40:7 ) .

Job 42:1 In-Context

1 Then Job replied to the LORD:
2 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans 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 question you, and you shall answer me.’
5 My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
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