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I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

42:6 abhor myself. Job was the most godly and righteous man in the world at that time, as testified by God Himself (Job 1:8; 2:3). Yet in the presence of the God who had made him, he could only abhor himself and repent of his self-righteousness. Daniel, greatly beloved of God, and John, the beloved disciple, had similar reactions when they came into the presence of God (Daniel 10:8,11; Revelation 1:17).

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