SEARCH THE BIBLE

FIND A BIBLE VERSE

Chapter:
Verse:
 
 

 
<< Previous

Job Chapter 42

Next Book >>>

Viewing the Standard King James Version. Switch to the 1611 KJV Job Chapter 42 or view a Job 42 parallel comparison.


1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that 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 have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.

6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

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 right, as my servant Job hath.

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 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.

9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.

10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD 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 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.

12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for 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, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

Job Chapter 42: Job's Restoration
Job's Restoration
Job Chapter 42 : 11

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 After this lived Job an 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.

 


<< Job Chapter 41

Share Job Chapter 42:

Facebook icon   Twitter icon   google icon
This is the end of Job. Click below to continue reading...

Psalms Chapter 1 >>>
 

 



Job Chapter 42 Bible commentary...



Job humbly submits unto God. (1-6) Job intercedes for his friends. (7-9) His renewed prosperity. (10-17)1-6 Job was now sensible of his guilt; he would no longer speak in his own excuse; he abhorred himself as a sinner in heart and life, especially for murmuring against God, and took shame to himself. When the understanding is enlightened by the Spirit of grace, our knowledge of Divine things as far exceeds what we had before, as the sight of the eyes excels report and common fame. By the teachings of men, God reveals his Son to us; but by the teachings of his Spirit he reveals his Son in us, #Ga 1:16|, and changes us into the same image, #2Co 3:18|. It concerns us to be deeply humbled for the sins of which we are convinced. Self-loathing is ever the companion of true repentance. The Lord will bring those whom he loveth, to adore him in self-abasement; while true grace will always lead them to confess their sins without self-justifying.

7-9 After the Lord had convinced and humbled Job, and brought him to repentance, he owned him, comforted him, and put honour upon him. The devil had undertaken to prove Job a hypocrite, and his three friends had condemned him as a wicked man; but if God say, Well done, thou good and faithful servant, it is of little consequence who says otherwise. Job's friends had wronged God, by making prosperity a mark of the true church, and affliction a certain proof of God's wrath. Job had referred things to the future judgment and the future state, more than his friends, therefore he spake of God that which was right, better than his friends had done. And as Job prayed and offered sacrifice for those that had grieved and wounded his spirit, so Christ prayed for his persecutors, and ever lives, making intercession for the transgressors. Job's friends were good men, and belonged to God, and He would not let them be in their mistake any more than Job; but having humbled him by a discourse out of the whirlwind, he takes another way to humble them. They are not to argue the matter again, but they must agree in a sacrifice and a prayer, and that must reconcile them, Those who differ in judgment about lesser things, yet are one in Christ the great Sacrifice, and ought therefore to love and bear with one another. When God was angry with Job's friends, he put them in a way to make peace with him. Our quarrels with God always begin on our part, but the making peace begins on his. Peace with God is to be had only in his own way, and upon his own terms. These will never seem hard to those who know how to value this blessing: they will be glad of it, like Job's friends, upon any terms, though ever so humbling. Job did not insult over his friends, but God being graciously reconciled to him, he was easily reconciled to them. In all our prayers and services we should aim to be accepted of the Lord; not to have praise of men, but to please God.

10-17 In the beginning of this book we had Job's patience under his troubles, for an example; here, for our encouragement to follow that example, we have his happy end. His troubles began in Satan's malice, which God restrained; his restoration began in God's mercy, which Satan could not oppose. Mercy did not return when Job was disputing with his friends, but when he was praying for them. God is served and pleased with our warm devotions, not with our warm disputes. God doubled Job's possessions. We may lose much for the Lord, but we shall not lose any thing by him. Whether the Lord gives us health and temporal blessings or not, if we patiently suffer according to his will, in the end we shall be happy. Job's estate increased. The blessing of the Lord makes rich; it is he that gives us power to get wealth, and gives success in honest endeavours. The last days of a good man sometimes prove his best, his last works his best works, his last comforts his best comforts; for his path, like that of the morning light, shines more and more unto the perfect day.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

 


Recent Comments for Job Chapter 42...

 


Darren's Job Chapter 42 comment about verse 1 on 10/27/2014, 6:20pm...

Job realized that God is still in control and to wise to make an mistake and too loving to turn his back on him. Job repented for his complaint towards God, prayed for his friends and God turned every thing around and added double for what he lost. God is in control

 


Yeat's Job Chapter 42 comment about verse 10 on 9/21/2014, 10:29am...

Restrained everything he had.

 


Dal's Job Chapter 42 comment on 7/16/2014, 1:16pm...

The great truth of this book is that it disputes and corrects the idea prosperity ideology.God owes us nothing for our faith and hope in him but we owe him everything for his love for us in Christ Jesus.God said Job was perfect and upright and God cannot lie.He was perfected through his faith in The Redeemer that was yet to come but Job knew still lived.We are no different.Jesus our high priest makes intersession for us when the devil comes to accuse us as he did Job.For our sake God tests us to make us see our utter dependence upon him.Sometimes our lives are not long enough to see the restoration that Job saw but God is faithful to restore all and bless us in eternity.Remember the man born blind that Jesus healed.The disciples asked who sinned,this man or his parents?Jesus replied neither but that the power of God should be revealed.We should be oh so ready to comfort our brothers and sisters in Christ when they are afflicted and in temptation because of pain or illness or grief.We should be like Jesus himself who though he was God,wept in his grief.I thank You now Heavenly Father for the wounds that heal.

 


View All Comments for Job Chapter 42...

 

What Do You Think of Job 42?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Name*


Email* (Will remain hidden & anonymous)


Comment*

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread


 

Test Your Knowledge of Job Chapter 42

1.  What did Job learn from his troubled experience?


Good people are punished as well.
You cannot always trust your friends
Life is always cruel to good people.
Trust God more and become a better servant.


 



<< Job Chapter 41
This is the end of Job. Click below to continue reading...

Psalms Chapter 1 >>>