Job 42

Thomson(i) 1 Then Job in reply, said to the Lord, 2 I know that thou canst do all things, and that with thee nothing is impossible. 3 Who indeed can conceal counsel from thee? Though he forbeareth to speak, can he think to hide it from thee? But who will tell me those things which I did not know; those great and wonderful things which I did not understand. 4 Hear me, O Lord, that I may speak. And let me ask, and do thou teach me. 5 I heard of thee before, with the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye hath seen thee, 6 therefore I abhor myself, and am ready to drop into dissolution, and account myself as dust and ashes. 7 Now after the Lord had spoken all these things to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz, the Thaimanite, Thou hast sinned and thy two friends. For you have not spoken any thing true before me, as my servant Job hath. 8 Now therefore take seven young bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and he will make an offering for you; and my servant Job will pray for you. For him only I will accept; for were it not for his sake, I would destroy you, because you have not spoken what is true against my servant Job. 9 So Eliphaz the Thaimanite, and Baldad the Sauchean, and Sophar the Minaian, went and did as the Lord commanded them, and he forgave them their sin for Job's sake. 10 And the Lord increased Job. upon his making supplication for his friends, the Lord forgave them their sins, and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 When all his brethren and his sisters heard what had befallen him, they came to him, together with all those who were formerly acquainted with him, and having eaten and drank at his house, they comforted him, and expressed their amazement at all that the Lord had brought upon him. And every one presented him a lamb, and a quarter of a drachm of gold bullion. 12 And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than the former; so that his stock was fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, a thousand breeding asses. 13 And he had seven sons born to him, and three daughters, the eldest of whom he called Hemera, and the second Kasia, 14 and the third Amalthaiakeres. 15 And in all the land there were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. 16 And Job lived after this affliction a hundred and seventy years. So that all the years which he lived were two hundred and forty. And Job saw his children and his children's children, to the fourth generation, 17 and died an old man and full of days. And it is written that he will rise again with them whom the Lord raiseth up. This is translated out of a book in the Syrian language: For he dwelt in the land of Ausitis, on the confines of Idumea and Arabia. His first name was Jobab, and having married an Arabian woman, he had by her a son whose name was Ennon. Now he himself was a son of father Zare, one of the sons of Esau, and his mother"s name was Bosorra: so that he was the fifth in descent from Abraham. Now these were the kings who reigned in Edom, over which country he also bore rule. The first was Balak, the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dannaba. And after Balak, Jobab, who is called Job; and after him, Asom who was general from the region of Thaimanitis; and after him, Adad, son of Barad, who smote Madiam in the plain of Moab; and the name of his city was Gethaim. And the friends who came to Job were Eliphaz, of the sons of Esau, the king of the Thaimanites; Baldad, the sovereign of the Saucheans, and Sophar, the king of the Minaians.