Job 42 Outline
– Job repented from his sins (Job 42:1-6)
– God forgave Eliphaz and his two friends after they offered sacrifices and Job prayed for them (Job 42:7-11)
– God blessed Job more than he had at first (Job 42:12-17)
Job 42 Summary
In Job 42:1-6, Job humbled himself and repented from all his sins including cursing the day of his birth, wishing to die, and complaining against God.
God was angry with Eliphaz and his two friends who gave wrong counsel to Job and said it was Job’s sins that cause him to have all the problems. Before forgiving Eliphaz and his two friends, God demanded them to offer 7 rams and 7 bulls and after that, Job must pray for them. They did as God told them and Job prayed for them. After Job prayed for them, God forgive them.
Later, God blessed Job with twice the portion of possessions he used to have. Job now had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 oxen and 1,000 donkeys. In addition, Job had another 10 children including 7 sons and 3 daughters. Job’s daughters were the most beautiful in all the land. The first daughter was named Jemimah, the second daughter was named Keziah and the third daughter was named Keren-Happuc. Job lived for another 140 years after that and he saw his grand children up to the 4th generation.
Job 42 Bible Study
1. Humble yourself and repent
Job and his friends humbled themselves and repent and then God forgave them. In 1 John 1:8-10, if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. In Proverbs 28:13. he that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
2. God works all things for the good of his people
God allowed Satan to harm Job but he has a purpose, that his name may be glorified. In Romans 8:28, and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. In 2 Corinthians 4:15, for all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.