Job 42:6 (ESV)

6 therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

Again, Job sits in dust and ashes (see Job 2:8). This time, however, it is not because of his suffering. It is because of deep remorse over his sinful and arrogant words (cf. verse Job 40:3b).

Here ends the dispute between God and Satan. Clearly, Satan has lost the dispute. Job ends in the same position which he had taken in at the beginning of his path of suffering. He submits to God, trusting in him with the same trust as before (see Job 1:21; Job 2:10). His love for God remains, even though God has given him no answers as to his suffering, and although God has done nothing yet to relieve his suffering.