October 6, 2012, Reading

The Book of Job   42: 1-3, 5-6, 12-16

42:1 Then Job, responding to the Lord, said:
42:2 I know that you are able to do all things, and that no thoughts are hidden from you.
42:3 So, who is it that would disguise a lack of knowledge as counsel? Therefore, I have been speaking foolishly, about things whose measure exceeds my knowledge.
42:5 By paying attention with the ear, I have heard you, but now my eye sees you.
42:6 Therefore, I find myself reprehensible, and I will do penance in embers and ashes.
42:12 And the Lord blessed the latter end of Job even more than his beginning. And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand pairs of oxen, and a thousand she-donkeys.
42:13 And he had seven sons and three daughters.
42:14 And he called the name of one, Daylight, and the name of the second, Cinnamon, and the name of the third, Horn of Cosmetics.
42:15 And, in the whole world, there were not found women so beautiful as the daughters of Job. And so their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.
42:16 But Job lived long after these events, for a hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, and his children’s children, all the way to the fourth generation, and he died an old man and full of days.

Leave A Reply