42:2 I know that thou canst do every [thing], and [that] no a
thought can be withholden from thee.
(a) No thought so secret but you see it, nor anything that
you think but that you can bring it to pass.
42:3 Who [is] he that hideth counsel without b knowledge?
therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too
wonderful for me, c which I knew not.
(b) Is there any but I? for this God laid to his charge,
(c) I confess in this my ignorance, and that I spoke of
what I did not know.
42:4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of
thee, d and declare thou unto me.
(d) He shows that he will be God's scholar to learn of him.
42:5 I have e heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now
mine eye seeth thee.
(e) I knew you only before by hearsay, but now you have
caused me to feel what you are to me, that I may resign
myself over to you.
42:7 And it was [so], that after the LORD had spoken these words
unto Job, the LORD 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] f right, as
my servant g Job [hath].
(f) You took in hand an evil cause, in that you condemned
him by his outward afflictions, and not comforted him
with my mercies.
(g) Who had a good cause, but handled it evil.
42:8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams,
and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a
burnt offering; and my servant Job shall h pray for you:
for him will I accept: lest I deal with you [after your]
folly, in that ye have not spoken of me [the thing which
is] right, like my servant Job.
(h) When you have reconciled yourselves to him for the
faults that you have committed against him, he will
pray for you, and I will hear him.
42:10 And the LORD turned the i captivity of Job, when he
prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as
much as he had before.
(i) He delivered him out of the affliction he was in.
42:11 Then came there unto him all his k 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 over all the evil that the
LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece
of money, and every one an earring of gold.