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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Online Bible


Job 42:1-17


  • Job’s reply to Jehovah (1-6)

  • The three companions condemned (7-9)

  • Jehovah restores Job (10-17)

    • Job’s sons and daughters (13-15)

42  Then Job said in reply to Jehovah:   “Now I know that you are able to do all things And that nothing you have in mind to do is impossible for you.+   You said, ‘Who is this who is obscuring my counsel without knowledge?’+ Therefore I spoke, but without understanding About things too wonderful for me, which I do not know.+   You said, ‘Please listen, and I will speak. I will question you, and you inform me.’+   My ears have heard about you, But now I do see you with my eyes.   That is why I take back what I said,*+ And I repent in dust and ashes.”+  After Jehovah had spoken these words to Job, Jehovah said to Elʹi·phaz the Teʹman·ite: “My anger burns against you and your two companions,+ for you have not spoken the truth about me+ as my servant Job has.  Now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job, and offer up a burnt sacrifice for yourselves. And my servant Job will pray for you.+ I will surely accept his request* not to deal with you according to your foolishness, for you have not spoken the truth about me as my servant Job has.”  So Elʹi·phaz the Teʹman·ite, Bilʹdad the Shuʹhite, and Zoʹphar the Naʹa·ma·thite went and did what Jehovah had told them to do. And Jehovah accepted Job’s prayer. 10  After Job had prayed for his companions,+ Jehovah removed Job’s tribulation+ and restored his prosperity.* Jehovah gave him double what he had before.+ 11  All his brothers and sisters and all his former friends+ came to him and ate a meal with him in his house. They sympathized with him and comforted him over all the calamity that Jehovah had allowed to come upon him. Each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. 12  So Jehovah blessed the last part of Job’s life more than the beginning,+ and Job came to have 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 pairs of cattle, and 1,000 female donkeys.+ 13  He also came to have seven more sons and three more daughters.+ 14  He named the first daughter Je·miʹmah, the second Ke·ziʹah, and the third Kerʹen-hapʹpuch. 15  No women in all the land were as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. 16  After this Job lived for 140 years, and he saw his children and his grandchildren—four generations. 17  Finally Job died, after a long and satisfying life.*


Or “make a retraction.”
Lit., “Surely I will lift up his face.”
Lit., “Jehovah turned back the captivity of Job.”
Lit., “old and full of days.”