Prologue

1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
2 He had seven sons and three daughters,
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3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.
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4 His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
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    • 13 1:4 - ver 13,18
      5 When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.
      6 One day the angelsa came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satanb also came with them.
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        • a 1:6 - Hebrew "the sons of God"
        • b 1:6 - Hebrew "satan" means "adversary."
          7 The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
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          8 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
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