In Job 32:1 we read:
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Do the words 'ceased to answer' also imply that his friends left his immediate presence? I am looking at Job 42:7-9 where it says:
And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them: the Lord also accepted Job.
In these texts we see that when God is done speaking to Job he turns to Eliphaz to rebuke him. Initially it seems like Eliphaz is still in Job's presence when God starts talking to him but then in verse 8 we see he is commanded to 'go to My servant Job' and in verse 9 'went, and did as God commanded'. This sounds like they were back home and had to go visit Job again. Please include in your answer how you deal with 42:8 and 9 regarding these two words.
I am just wondering where in the story they left to go home. Is this what 32:1 implies?