Job 42:1-6

Job replies to God

42:1Job has heard God speak. Job has heard God speak about himself. And now Job sees that God's wisdom is so much greater than Job's wisdom. He sees that God's power is so much greater than the power of any man. Job is now sorry about the things that he said. He is ready to believe God again.

1 Then Job replied to the Lord. He said this:

2 ‘I know that you can do all things. Nobody can win against you.

You are powerful. You can do anything that you want to do.

3 I do not know much. And you asked me why I talk so much.

I have talked about the surprising things that you do.

But I did not understand them.

4 You told me to listen and to answer your questions.

5 I had heard about you from other people.

Now I have seen you with my own eyes.

6 So I do not like the things that I said.

I sit here in the ashes.

I am doing that to show you that I am sorry.’