Both of these are taken from The Book of Job at the University of Adelaide.
The engraving has this legend:
'What shall we recieve Good at the hand of God and shall we
not also recieve Evil': Blake wrote this in the upper border.
In the lower border:
"And when they lifted up their eyes afar off and knew him not
they lifted up their voice and wept & they rent every Man his
mantle & sprinkled dust upon their heads towards heaven"
And a bit lower:
"ye have heard of the Patience of Job and have seen the
end of the Lord"
The Blake Archive gives a detailed description of this Plate.
On the right we see a naked Job lying on a bed of straw.
Instead of facing ahead he seems to be turned to the side, as
you or I might do suffering extreme pain.
You might imagine the middle distance to show a decayed
The mountains in the top might suggest the setting sun.
The lower border has a human figure at each end, each with
an animal of some sort at this feet.
Behind Job is his wife, arms stretch up with palms out-
expressing dismay. Here come his three friends, arms up in
horror at the man they had admired and looked up to ('oh-
my-gosh', what's happened to Job). on the left is Eliphaz the
Temanite (see plate 9), then Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar
The biblical source for this:
 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that
was come upon him, they came every one from his own
place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and
Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment
together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.
 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him
not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every
one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward
 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days
and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they
saw that his grief was very great.
Then In Chapters 4 and 5 Eliphaz made an eloquent speech
explaining to Job the root of his problems. The Book of Job
reported three speeches: beginning at Chapters 4, 15 and
The Bible reported speeches of Bildad in Chapters 8, 18 and
It reported speeches of Zophar the Naamathite at Chapters
11 and 20.
The speeches of these three men and Job's response to
them take up most of the Book of Job.
From the Bible we learn that Job's friends tell him that he's
suffering because he has sinned (that's an old superstition
that is still very much alive; Blake's Book of Job in effect
disproves that theory).