40 And the Lord xsaid to Job:
2 “Shall a faultfinder ycontend with the Almighty?
4 “Behold, I am zof small account; what shall I answer you?
aI lay my hand on my mouth.
5 I have spoken bonce, and I will not answer;
btwice, but I will proceed no further.”
6 Then the Lord canswered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
eI will question you, and you make it known to me.
Will you condemn me that fyou may be in the right?
9 Have you gan arm like God,
and can you thunder with ha voice like his?
iclothe yourself with glory and splendor.
and look on everyone who is jproud and abase him.
bind their faces in the world below.2
that your own oright hand can save you.
15 “Behold, Behemoth,3
he eats pgrass like an ox.
in the shelter of sthe reeds and in the marsh.
24 Can one take him by his eyes,5
2 Can you put va rope in his nose
or pierce his jaw with va hook?
to take him for wyour servant forever?
9 8 Behold, the hope of a man is false;
11 xWho has first given to me, that I should repay him?
yWhatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
15 His back is made of9 rows of shields,
17 They are zjoined one to another;
and his eyes are like athe eyelids of the dawn.
21 His breath bkindles coals,
23 The folds of his flesh cstick together,
25 When he raises himself up the mighty10 are afraid;
30 His underparts are like sharp dpotsherds;
he spreads himself like ea threshing sledge on the mire.
33 fOn earth there is not his like,
he is king over all the gsons of pride.”
2 “I know that you can hdo all things,
3 i‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’
things jtoo wonderful for me, which I did not know.
kI will question you, and you make it known to me.’
7 After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz mthe Temanite: “My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. 8 Now therefore take nseven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and ooffer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall ppray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.” 9 qSo Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did what the Lord had told them, and the Lord accepted Job's prayer.
10 And the Lord rrestored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job stwice as much as he had before. 11 Then came to him all his tbrothers and sisters and all who had tknown him before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they ushowed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil12 that the Lord had brought upon him. And each of them gave him va piece of money13 and wa ring of gold.
12 And the Lord blessed xthe latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had y14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He had also zseven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch. 15 And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job's daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance aamong their brothers. 16 And after this Job lived 140 years, and bsaw his sons, and his sons' sons, four generations. 17 And Job died, an old man, and cfull of days.
22 Then it seemed good to uthe apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called vBarsabbas, and wSilas, leading men among xthe brothers, 23 with the following letter: x“The brothers, both uthe apostles and the elders, to the brothers1 who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, ygreetings. 24 Since we have heard that zsome persons have gone out from us and atroubled you2 with words, unsettling your minds, although we gave them no instructions, 25 it has seemed good to us, having come bto one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our cbeloved Barnabas and Paul, 26 dmen who have erisked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We have therefore sent fJudas and Silas, who themselves will tell you the same things by word of mouth. 28 For it has seemed good gto the Holy Spirit and hto us ito lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: 29 jthat you abstain from kwhat has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.”
30 So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. 31 And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement. 32 And Judas and Silas, who were themselves lprophets, encouraged and mstrengthened nthe brothers with many words. 33 And after they had spent some time, they were sent off oin peace by nthe brothers to those who had sent them.3 35 But pPaul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
36 And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit nthe brothers qin every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.” 37 Now Barnabas wanted to take with them rJohn called Mark. 38 But Paul thought best not to take with them one swho had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. 39 And there arose ta sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. uBarnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas and departed, vhaving been commended by wthe brothers to xthe grace of the Lord. 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, ystrengthening the churches.