So Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, [and]
the Naamathite, went
Having taken the above creatures for sacrifice, as directed, they went to Job with them;
and did according as the Lord commanded them;
offered them by Job for a burnt offering, and desired him to pray for them. This they did, both as to matter and manner, as the Lord ordered them; and they did it immediately, without consulting flesh and blood, the pride and other passions of their hearts; and they all united in it, and served the Lord with one consent, which showed them to be good men;
the Lord also accepted Job;
the sacrifice he offered; perhaps by sending fire from heaven, which consumed the burnt offering: or "the face of Job"; he heard his prayer for his friends, and granted his request for them: or "the person of Job", as Mr. Broughton renders it; Job in this was a type of Christ also, who is always heard in his intercession and mediation for his people. God has respect to his person, which always acceptable to him, and in whom he is well pleased; and he has respect to his offering and sacrifice, which is of a sweet smelling savour to him. And the persons of his people are accepted in him the Beloved, and all their services and sacrifices of prayer and praise, ( Matthew 3:17 ) ( Ephesians 1:6 ) ( 1 Peter 2:5 ) . The Targum is,
``they did as the Word of the Lord spake unto them, and the Word of the Lord accepted the face of Job.''