42 And Job answered Jehovah 2 “I know that you can do everythingand nothing you may think of is impossible to you. 3 * Who is this that is muddling a discussion without knowing anything about it?so I have been asserting things I do not understand,things too mysterious for me, which I do not know: 4 ‘Listen, and I will speak;I will put questions; inform me.’ 5 I had heard of you by hearsay,but now my eye has seen you; 6 * Therefore I recant and repentin the ashes on the ground.” 7 And after Jehovah had spoken these words to Job, Jehovah said to Eliphaz the Temanite “I am angry with you and your two friends because you did not speak soundly about me as my servant Job did. 8 * Now take seven steers and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer them as burnt-offering for yourselves and let my servant Job pray for you, and see if I will do him the personal favor of not ill-treating you because you did not speak soundly of me as my servant Job did.” 9 And Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Sophar the Naʽamathite went and did as Jehovah had told them to, and Jehovah did do the favor for Job. 10 ** And Jehovah came back to Job when he prayed for his friends; and Jehovah added double to everything that belonged to him. 11 And all his brothers and sisters and all his former acquaintances came to him and ate bread with him in his house and lamented over him and comforted him for all the disaster Jehovah had brought upon him, and gave him a keshitah each and a gold earring each. 12 * And Jehovah blessed Job’s later life more than his earlier, and he had fourteen thousand sheep and goats and six thousand camels and a thousand yoke of cattle and a thousand donkeys; 13 and he had seven sons and three daughters, 14 and named one daughter Jemimah and the second Kesi’ah and the third Keren-hap-Puk; 15 and there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters to be found in all the country; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. 16 * And Job lived after this a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons and his sons’ sons to four generations. 17 And Job died an old man, having lived as long as he cared to.
^ 42:3 Lit. without the words anything about it
^ 42:6 Lit. upon earth and ashes
^ 42:8 Lit. pray for you, if I will Codd. pray for you, but I will
^ 42:10 Or restored Job
^ 42:10 Var. prayed for another
^ 42:12 (donkeys) Lit. jennies
^ 42:16 Lit. sons’ sons four generations