More and more the friends of Job came to the conclusion
that he had incurred Divine punishment on account of his
sins, and as he asseverated his innocence again and again,
they prepared angrily to leave him to his fate. Especially
Elihu was animated by Satan to speak scurrilous words
against Job, upbraiding him for his unshakable confidence in
God. Then the Lord appeared to them, first unto Job, and
revealed to him that Elihu was in the wrong, and his words
were inspired by Satan. Next he appeared unto Eliphaz,
and to him He spake thus: "Thou and thy friends Bildad
and Zophar have committed a sin, for ye did not speak the
truth concerning my servant Job. Rise up and let him bring
a sin offering for you. Only for his sake do I refrain from

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