There was a man in the 1land of Uz whose name was 2Job ; and that man was 3blameless, upright, 4fearingGod and 5turningaway from evil.
26Sevensons and threedaughters were born to him.
37His possessions also were 7,000sheep, 3,000camels, 500yoke of oxen, 500femaledonkeys, and verymanyservants ; and that man was 8the greatest of all the amen of the east.
His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of eachone on his day, and they would send and invite their threesisters to eat and drink with them.
5When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send and consecrate them, rising up early in the morning and offering9burntofferings according to the number of them all ; for Jobsaid, "10Perhaps my sons have sinned and 11cursedGod in their hearts." ThusJobdidcontinually .
612Now there was a day when the 13sons of Godcame to present themselves before the LORD, and bSatanalsocameamong them.
The LORDsaid to Satan, "From where do you come ?" Then Satananswered the LORD and said, "14From roamingabout on the earth and walkingaround on it."
The LORDsaid to Satan, "Have you cconsidered15My servantJob ? For there is noonelike him on the earth, 16a blameless and uprightman, dfearingGod and turningaway from evil."
Then 17Satananswered the eLORD, "Does JobfearGod for nothing ?
"18Have You not made a hedgeabout him and his house and all that he has, on everyside ? 19You have blessed the work of his hands, and his 20possessions have increased in the land.
"21But putforth Your handnow and 22touchall that he has; he will surelycurse You to Your face."
Then the LORDsaid to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your fpower, only do not putforth your hand on him." So Satandeparted from the presence of the LORD.
Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinkingwine in their oldestbrother'shouse,
a messengercame to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the gdonkeysfeedingbeside them,
and hthe 23Sabeansiattacked and took them. They also jslew the servants with the edge of the sword, and kI alone have escaped to tell you."
While he was stillspeaking, another also came and said, "24The fire of Godfell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
While he was stillspeaking, another also came and said, "The 25Chaldeansformedthreebands and made a raid on the camels and took them and lslew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinkingwine in their oldestbrother'shouse,
and behold, a greatwindcame from across the wilderness and struck the fourcorners of the house, and it fell on the youngpeople and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
Then Jobarose and 26tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
He said, "27Naked I came from my mother'swomb, And naked I shall returnthere. The 28LORDgave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."
2229Through allthisJob did not sinnor did he mblameGod.