After Job Faithfully Endures His Trials, the Lord Blesses Him

Job 42:10–17

10 And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.12 So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations.17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

S. Brent Farley wrote:

“We are told that ‘the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends’ (Job 42:10), friends who had symbolically crucified him with words. Jesus prayed for the soldiers who, by military order, had literally crucified Him: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34).

“When Job had triumphed in endurance, ‘the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before’ and ‘the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning’ (Job 42:10, 12). Following His death, Christ was resurrected and restored to His former station of Godhood, having filled the mortal role for which only He was qualified. And the closing record of Job indicates that there were none in all the land so fair as the daughters and sons of Job (see Job 42:15). How fair are the sons and daughters of Jesus Christ, those who accept Him as the Savior and keep His commandments—fairer than any in all the land.

“‘After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations’ (Job 42:16).

“‘So Job died, being old and full of days’ (Job 42:17), his own life enriched by events that—like certain events in the lives of some other prophets—served as a type and a shadow in anticipation of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

(“Job: Parallels with the Savior,” Ensign, Oct. 1980, 27.)

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