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Job 1

CEB 1 A man in the land of Uz was named Job. That man was honest, a person of absolute integrity; he feared God and avoided evil. NRS 1 There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. CEB 2 He had seven sons and three daughters, NRS 2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. CEB 3 and owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred pairs of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a vast number of servants, so that he was greater than all the people of the east. NRS 3 He had seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred donkeys, and very many servants; so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. CEB 4 Each of his sons hosted a feast in his own house on his birthday. They invited their three sisters to eat and drink with them. NRS 4 His sons used to go and hold feasts in one another's houses in turn; and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. CEB 5 When the days of the feast had been completed, Job would send word and purify his children. Getting up early in the morning, he prepared entirely burned offerings for each one of them, for Job thought, Perhaps my children have sinned and then cursed God in their hearts. Job did this regularly. NRS 5 And when the feast days had run their course, Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, "It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts." This is what Job always did. CEB 6 One day the divine beings came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Adversary also came among them. NRS 6 One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. CEB 7 The LORD said to the Adversary, "Where did you come from?" The Adversary answered the LORD, "From wandering throughout the earth." NRS 7 The Lord said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the Lord, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." CEB 8 The LORD said to the Adversary, "Have you thought about my servant Job; surely there is no one like him on earth, a man who is honest, who is of absolute integrity, who reveres God and avoids evil?" NRS 8 The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil." CEB 9 The Adversary answered the LORD, "Does Job revere God for nothing? NRS 9 Then Satan answered the Lord, "Does Job fear God for nothing? CEB 10 Haven't you fenced him in—his house and all he has—and blessed the work of his hands so that his possessions extend throughout the earth? NRS 10 Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. CEB 11 But stretch out your hand and strike all he has. He will certainly curse you to your face." NRS 11 But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face." CEB 12 The LORD said to the Adversary, "Look, all he has is within your power; only don't stretch out your hand against him." So the Adversary left the LORD's presence. NRS 12 The Lord said to Satan, "Very well, all that he has is in your power; only do not stretch out your hand against him!" So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord. CEB 13 One day Job's sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house. NRS 13 One day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the eldest brother's house, CEB 14 A messenger came to Job and said: "The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys were grazing nearby NRS 14 a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them, CEB 15 when the Sabeans took them and killed the young men with swords. I alone escaped to tell you." NRS 15 and the Sabeans fell on them and carried them off, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; I alone have escaped to tell you." CEB 16 While this messenger was speaking, another arrived and said: "A raging fire fell from the sky and burned up the sheep and devoured the young men. I alone escaped to tell you." NRS 16 While he was still speaking, another came and said, "The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; I alone have escaped to tell you." CEB 17 While this messenger was speaking, another arrived and said: "Chaldeans set up three companies, raided the camels and took them, killing the young men with swords. I alone escaped to tell you." NRS 17 While he was still speaking, another came and said, "The Chaldeans formed three columns, made a raid on the camels and carried them off, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; I alone have escaped to tell you." CEB 18 While this messenger was speaking, another arrived and said: "Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, NRS 18 While he was still speaking, another came and said, "Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house, CEB 19 when a strong wind came from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It fell upon the young people, and they died. I alone escaped to tell you." NRS 19 and suddenly a great wind came across the desert, struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; I alone have escaped to tell you." CEB 20 Job arose, tore his clothes, shaved his head, fell to the ground, and worshipped. NRS 20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped. CEB 21 He said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb; naked I will return there. The LORD has given; the LORD has taken; bless the LORD's name." NRS 21 He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." CEB 22 In all this, Job didn't sin or blame God. NRS 22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrongdoing.