|Ward Green Version, 2004||American Standard Version, 1901|
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1Now Job answered Jehovah, saying:
2``I know that you are omnipotent, and there is no thought concealed from you: 3Who is this who advises from the darkness or without knowledge? To wit I spoke, but I did not think.
``Things were hidden from me that I did not know: 4Hear, I beseech you, and I will speak. I ask you to instruct me. 5To a hearing ear your fame was told to me. Now, my eyes see you. 6After this I melt away. I do repent in dust and ashes.''
7Then it came to pass, after Jehovah told to Job these words, that Jehovah spoke to Eliphaz (`Eliphaz' = `God of gold') the Temanite: ``My face is displeased in you and in your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right as has my prophet Job. 8At this time take to yourselves seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer them as burnt offerings for yourselves. My prophet Job will pray for you, seeing as I accept his face, that I may not be committing a folly with you, seeing as you have not spoken what is right about me as did my prophet Job.''
9Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite now went and did as Jehovah said, and Jehovah lifted the face of Job [to pray].
10Now Jehovah relieved the captive condition of Job in that he prayed for his friends, and Jehovah added even all that was Job's, to double the amount. 11All of Job's brothers, all of his sisters, and all of those knowing him now came to see him. They ate with him in his house and rejoiced for him and consoled him over all the evil that Jehovah had let come upon him. Every one, they gave him a piece of silver, and every one a gold ring.
12So Jehovah blessed Job's future out of his beginning, and he came to have fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand teams of oxen, and a thousand she-asses.
13Plus, he came to have seven sons and three daughters. 14He called the first one by the name of Jemimah (`Jemimah' = `affectionate'). The name of second was Keziah (`Keziah' = `Cassia'). The third one was called by the name Keren-happuk (`Keren-happuk' = `horn of cosmetic').
15There were not to be found women of beauty like Job's daughters anywhere in the whole earth, and their father gave an inheritance to them among their brothers. 16Job lived after this a hundred and forty years and saw sons and sons of sons, four generations. 17Then Job died, old and satisfied with days.
© 2009 Ward Green. All rights reserved.
Modified January 30, 2009 by Ward Green
Job 42 1
Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,
Job 42 2
I know that thou canst do all things, And that no purpose of thine can be restrained.
Job 42 3
Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that which I understood not, Things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
Job 42 4
Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
Job 42 5
I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; But now mine eye seeth thee:
Job 42 6
Wherefore I abhor [myself], And repent in dust and ashes.
Job 42 7
And it was so, that, after Jehovah had spoken these words unto Job, Jehovah said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
Job 42 8
Now therefore, take unto you seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you; for him will I accept, that I deal not with you after your folly; for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
Job 42 9
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as Jehovah commanded them: and Jehovah accepted Job.
Job 42 10
And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: and Jehovah gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Job 42 11
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him concerning all the evil that Jehovah had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one a ring of gold.
Job 42 12
So Jehovah blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses.
Job 42 13
He had also seven sons and three daughters.
Job 42 14
And he called the name of the first, Jemimah: and the name of the second, Keziah; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.
Job 42 15
And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
Job 42 16
And after this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons` sons, [even] four generations.
Job 42 17
So Job died, being old and full of days.