Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar come to visit him, sitting in silence for seven days out of respect for Job's mourning. On the 7th day, Job speaks. They agreed that Job must have done evil to deserve his agony.
Job responds to each of their remarks, growing so irritated that he calls his friends “worthless physicians” who whitewash their advice with lies. Job's friends are offended by this.
Without provocation, another friend, Elihu, suddenly enters the conversation. The young Elihu believes that Job has spent too much energy vindicating himself rather than God.
God finally interrupts, calling from a whirlwind and demanding Job to be brave and respond to his questions. His questions are rhetorical, intending to show how little Job knows about creation and how much power He alone has.
God describes many detailed aspects of his creation, especially his creation of two large beasts, the Behemoth and Leviathan. Job acknowledges God’s unlimited power and admits the limitations as a human, which pleases God.
God forgives Job's friends. God returns Job’s health, providing him with twice as much property as before, new children, and an extremely long life.