Job submitteth himself unto God.
Job 42:1 Forsothe Joob answeride to the Lord, and seide, Job 42:2 Y woot, that thou maist alle thingis, and no thouyt is hid fro thee. Job 42:3 Who is this, that helith counsel with out kunnyng? Therfor Y spak vnwiseli, and tho thingis that passiden ouer mesure my kunnyng. Job 42:4 Here thou, and Y schal speke; Y schal axe thee, and answere thou to me. Job 42:5 Bi heryng of eere Y herde thee, but now myn iye seeth thee. Job 42:6 Therfor Y repreue me, and do penaunce in deed sparcle and aische.
God, preferring Job's cause, maketh his friends submit themselves, and accepteth him.
Job 42:7 Forsothe aftir that the Lord spak these wordis to Joob, he seide to Eliphat Themanytes, My stronge veniaunce is wrooth ayens thee, and ayens thi twey frendis; for ye spaken not bifor me riytful thing, as my seruaunt Joob dide. Job 42:8 Therfor take ye to you seuene bolis, and seuene rammes; and go ye to my seruaunt Joob, and offre ye brent sacrifice for you. Forsothe Joob, my seruaunt, schal preie for you; Y schal resseyue his face, that foli be not arettid to you; for ye spaken not bifor me riytful thing, as my seruaunt Joob dide. Job 42:9 Therfor Eliphat Themanytes, and Baldach Suythes, and Sophar Naamathites, yeden, and diden, as the Lord hedde spoke to hem; and the Lord resseyuede the face of Joob.
He magnifieth and blesseth Job.
Job 42:10 Also the Lord was conuertid to the penaunce of Joob, whanne he preiede for hise frendis. And the Lord addide alle thingis double, whiche euere weren of Joob. Job 42:11 Sotheli alle hise britheren, and alle hise sistris, and alle that knewen hym bifore, camen to hym; and thei eeten breed with hym in his hows, and moueden the heed on hym; and thei coumfortiden hym of al the yuel, which the Lord hadde brouyt in on hym; and thei yauen to hym ech man o scheep, and o goldun eere ring. Job 42:12 Forsothe the Lord blesside the laste thingis of Joob, more than the bigynnyng of hym; and fouretene thousynde of scheep weren maad to hym, and sixe thousinde of camels, and a thousynde yockis of oxis, and a thousynde femal assis. Job 42:13 And he hadde seuene sones, and thre douytris; Job 42:14 and he clepide the name of o douytir Dai, and the name of the secounde douytir Cassia, and the name of the thridde douytir An horn of wymmens oynement. Job 42:15 Sotheli no wymmen weren foundun so faire in al erthe, as the douytris of Joob; and her fadir yaf eritage to hem among her britheren.
Job's age and death.
Job 42:16 Forsothe Joob lyuede aftir these betyngis an hundrid and fourti yeer, and siy hise sones, and the sones of hise sones, til to the fourthe generacioun; Job 42:17 and he was deed eld, and ful of daies.