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1:1-22 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 There was a man in the land R1 of Uz whose name was Job; R2 and that man was blameless, R3 upright, fearing R4 God and turning R5 away from evil. 2 Seven R6 sons and three daughters were born to him. 3 His R7 possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the R8 greatest of all the men F1 of the east.

4 His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send and consecrate them, rising up early in the morning and offering burnt R9 offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, "Perhaps R10 my sons have sinned and cursed R11 God in their hearts." Thus Job did continually.

6 Now R12 there was a day when the sons R13 of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan F2 also came among them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From R14 roaming about on the earth and walking around on it." 8 The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered F3 My R15 servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a R16 blameless and upright man, fearing F4 God and turning away from evil." 9 Then Satan R17 answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 "Have R18 You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You R19 have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions R20 have increased in the land. 11 "But R21 put forth Your hand now and touch R22 all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face." 12 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power, F6 only do not put forth your hand on him." So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD.

13 Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys F7 feeding beside them, 15 and the F8 Sabeans R23 attacked F9 and took them. They also slew F10 the servants with the edge of the sword, and I F11 alone have escaped to tell you." 16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "The R24 fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you." 17 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "The Chaldeans R25 formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and took them and slew F12 the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you." 18 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 19 and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

20 Then Job arose and tore R26 his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He said, "Naked R27 I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD." 22 Through R29 all this Job did not sin nor did he blame F13 God.

2:1-13 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 Again R30 there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it." 3 The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered F14 My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing F15 God and turning away from evil. And he still holds R31 fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin F16 him without cause." 4 Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 "However, R32 put forth Your hand now, and touch R33 his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face." 6 So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, F17 only spare his life."

7 Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore R34 boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he R35 was sitting among the ashes. 9 Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!" 10 But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall R36 we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In R37 all this Job did not sin with his lips.

11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, R38 Bildad the Shuhite R39 and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize R40 with him and comfort him. 12 When they lifted up their eyes at a distance and did not recognize him, they raised their voices and wept. And each of them tore R41 his robe and they threw R42 dust over their heads toward the sky. 13 Then R43 they sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.


FOOTNOTES:
F1 Lit sons
F2 I.e. the adversary, and so throughout chs 1 and 2
F3 Lit set your heart to
F4 Or revering
F5 Lit LORD and said
F6 Lit hand
F7 Lit female donkeys
F8 Lit Sheba
F9 Lit fell upon
F10 Lit smote
F11 Lit only I alone, and so also vv 16, 17, 19
F12 Lit smote
F13 Lit ascribe unseemliness to
F14 Lit set your heart to
F15 Or revering
F16 Lit swallow him up
F17 Lit hand

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R1 Jeremiah 25:20; Lamentations 4:21
R2 Ezekiel 14:14,20; James 5:11
R3 Genesis 6:9; 17:1; Deuteronomy 18:13
R4 Genesis 22:12; 42:18; Exodus 18:21; Proverbs 8:13
R5 Job 28:28
R6 Job 42:13
R7 Job 42:12
R8 Job 29:25
R9 Genesis 8:20; Job 42:8
R10 Job 8:4
R11 1 Kings 21:10,13
R12 Job 2:1
R13 Job 38:7
R14 1 Peter 5:8
R15 Numbers 12:7; Joshua 1:2,7; Job 42:7,8
R16 Job 1:1
R17 Revelation 12:9f
R18 Job 29:2-6; Psalms 34:7
R19 Job 31:25
R20 Job 1:3; 31:25
R21 Job 2:5
R22 Job 19:21
R23 Genesis 10:7; Job 6:19
R24 Genesis 19:24; Leviticus 10:2; Numbers 11:1-3
R25 Genesis 11:28,31
R26 Genesis 37:29,34; Joshua 7:6
R27 Ecclesiastes 5:15
R28 1 Samuel 2:7,8; Job 2:10
R29 Job 2:10
R30 Job 1:6-8
R31 Job 27:5,6
R32 Job 1:11
R33 Job 19:20
R34 Deuteronomy 28:35; Job 7:5; 13:28; 30:17,18,30
R35 Job 42:6; Jeremiah 6:26; Ezekiel 27:30; Jonah 3:6
R36 Job 1:21
R37 Job 1:22; Psalms 39:1; James 1:12
R38 Genesis 36:11; Job 6:19; Jeremiah 49:7
R39 Genesis 25:2
R40 Job 42:11; Romans 12:15
R41 Job 1:20
R42 Joshua 7:6; Nehemiah 9:1; Lamentations 2:10; Ezekiel 27:30
R43 Genesis 50:10; Ezekiel 3:15

 
 

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