The Book of Job
1 – Then Job answered the Lord, and said :
2 – I know that thou canst do all things, and no thought is hid from thee.
3 – Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge.
4 – Hear, and I will speak : I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.
5 – With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee.
6 – Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.
7 – And after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Themanite : My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends, because you have not spoken the thing that is right before my, as my servant Job hath.
8 – Take unto you therefore seven oxen, and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer for yourselves a holocaust : and my servant Job shall pray for you : his face I will accept, that folly be not imputed to you : for you have not spoken right things before me, as my servant Job hath.
9 – So Eliphaz the Themanite, and Baldad the Suhite, and Sophar the Naamathite went, and did as the Lord had spoken to them, and the Lord accepted the face of Job.
10 – The Lord also was turned at the penance of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 – And all his brethren came to him, and all his sisters, and all that knew him before, and they ate bread with him in his house : and bemoaned him, and comforted him upon all the evil that God had brought upon him. And every man gave him one ewe, and one earring of fold.
12 – And the Lord 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 – And he had seven sons, and three daughters.
14 – And he called the names of one Dies, and the name of the second Cassia, and the name of the third Cornustibil.
15 – And there were not found in all the earth women so beautiful as the daughters of Job : and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
16 – And Job lived after these things, a hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, and his children’s children, unto the fourth generation, and he died an old man, and full of days.
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