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Job 42 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:1 - Then Job replied to the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:2 - “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:3 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:4 - “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:5 - My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:6 - Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”


Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:7 - 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 the truth about me, as my servant Job has.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:8 - 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 the truth about me, as my servant Job has.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:9 - So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job’s prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:10 - After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:11 - 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 on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver[fn] and a gold ring.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:12 - The LORD blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:13 - And he also had seven sons and three daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:14 - The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:15 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:16 - After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:17 - And so Job died, an old man and full of years.
NIV Footnotes
Hebrew him a kesitah; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value.

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