Job 1:1-8 DBY

1 There was a man in the land of Uz a whose name was Job; and this man was perfect b and upright, and one that feared God and abstained from evil.

References for Job 1:1

    • a 1:1 - See Lam. 4.21.
    • b 1:1 - Complete, lacking nothing; cf. 2Sam. 22.24.
      2 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
      3 And his substance was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and very many servants; and this man was greater than all the children of the east.
      4 And his sons went and made a feast in the house of each one on his day; and they sent and invited their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
      5 And it was so, when the days of the feasting were gone about, that Job sent and hallowed them; and he rose up early in the morning, and offered up burnt-offerings [according to] the number of them all; for Job said, It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed c God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

      References for Job 1:5

        • d 1:5 - So ver. 11, and ch. 2.5,9: see 1Kings 21.10,13.
          6 And there was a d day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah; and Satan e came also among them.

          References for Job 1:6

            • e 1:6 - Lit. 'the;' so ver. 13, &c.: see 2Kings 4.18.
            • f 1:6 - Meaning 'Adversary.' Lit. 'the Satan,' and so to ch. 2.7.
              7 And Jehovah said to Satan, Whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
              8 And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from evil?