His sons used to take turns holding feasts1 in their homes, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would send and have them purified.2 Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering3 for each of them, thinking, "Perhaps my children have sinned4 and cursed God5 in their hearts." This was Job's regular custom.
One day the angels6 came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan7 also came with them.8
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."9
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job?10 There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God11 and shuns evil."12
"Does Job fear God for nothing?"13 Satan replied.
"Have you not put a hedge14 around him and his household and everything he has?15 You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.16
But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has,17 and he will surely curse you to your face."18
The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has19 is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger."20 Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.
One day when Job's sons and daughters21 were feasting22 and drinking wine at the oldest brother's house,
a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing23 nearby,
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