Job 42:7-17 Reading the Passage

A Call to Faithful Perseverance – Job 42:7-17

42 (7) After Jehovah had spoken these words to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My anger burns against you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. (8) So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a whole burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you—because I accept him—so that I will not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. (9) So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite did what Jehovah told them to do; and Jehovah accepted Job’s prayer.

(10) After Job had prayed for his friends, Jehovah released him from his captivity; then Jehovah gave Job twice as much as he had before. (11) All his brothers and sisters and his former companions came and ate with him at his house. They sympathized with him and consoled him concerning all the calamity Jehovah had brought upon him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring. (12) Jehovah blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than his earlier years. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. (13) And he also had seven sons and three daughters. (14) He named the first daughter Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-Happuch. (15) No women in all the land were more beautiful than Job’s daughters and their father gave them an inheritance with their brothers. (16) After this Job lived one hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. (17) Job died—old and full of years.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.