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Ketuvim - Writings

Job

Chapter 42

1 Then Job answered HaShem, and said:
2 I know that Thou canst do every thing, and that no purpose can be withholden from Thee.
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.
4 Hear, I beseech Thee, and I will speak; I will demand of Thee, and declare Thou unto me.
5 I had heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth Thee;
6 Wherefore I abhor my words, and repent, seeing I am dust and ashes.
7 And it was so, that after HaShem had spoken these words unto Job, HaShem 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.
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 do not unto you aught unseemly; for ye have not spoken of Me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.'
9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as HaShem commanded them; and HaShem accepted Job.
10 And HaShem changed the fortune of Job, when he prayed for his friends; and HaShem gave Job twice as much as he had before.
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 HaShem had brought upon him; every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one a ring of gold.
12 So HaShem 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.
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
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.
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.
16 And after this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
17 So Job died, being old and full of days.
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