I finished reading through the book of Job last night. I found many of his emotionally driven comments about God (he argued that God was unfair and uncaring) apaulling, and a lot (not all, but a lot) of the statements made by his three friends (they argued that God is fair and just) seemed right to me. But in the last chapter, after Elihu, and then God, speak to Job, Job says that he repents of what he said. The word for "repent" there is the Hebrew nâcham Gwhich means to be sorry ( Job 42:1-6 ). When God is finished with Job, He turns His attention to the three friends and says "My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has." -- Job 42:7 Maybe I'm overlooking something that's obvious to others. Job basically called God cruel and unloving, then was sorry he said it. Job's friends, though they were incorrect on some things, claimed that God is good. But God said Job spoke right about Him, and that His three friends did not. What am I missing here? Things don't look quite right.