Job 1:1-5 CSB

Job and His Family

1 There was a man in the country of Uza named Job. He was a man of perfect integrity,b who feared God and turned away from evil.c

References for Job 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Gn 10:23; 22:21; 36:28
    • b 1:1 - Jb 2:3; 8:20; 9:20-22
    • c 1:1 - Jb 2:3; 28:28; Ps 37:27
      2 He had seven sons and three daughters.
      3 His estate included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large number of servants. Job was the greatest man among all the people of the east.
      4 His sons used to have banquets, each at his house in turn. They would send an invitation to their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
      5 Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send [for his children] and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings ford all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job's regular practice.

      References for Job 1:5

        • d 1:5 - Lit for the number of