Job 1:2-12 NIV

2 He had seven sons1 and three daughters,2

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3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys,3 and had a large number of servants.4 He was the greatest man5 among all the people of the East.6

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4 His sons used to take turns holding feasts7 in their homes, 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 send and have them purified.8 Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering9 for each of them, thinking, "Perhaps my children have sinned10 and cursed God11 in their hearts." This was Job's regular custom.

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      Job's First Test

      6 One day the angelsa12 came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satanb13 also came with them.14

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        • a 1:6 - Hebrew "the sons of God"
        • b 1:6 - "Satan" means "accuser."
          7 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."15

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          8 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job?16 There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God17 and shuns evil."18

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          9 "Does Job fear God for nothing?"19 Satan replied.

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          10 "Have you not put a hedge20 around him and his household and everything he has?21 You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.22

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          11 But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has,23 and he will surely curse you to your face."24

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          12 The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has25 is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger."26 Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

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