Job 1:1

Job and His Family

1 There was a man in the country of Uz[a] named Job. He was a man of perfect integrity,[b] who feared God and turned away from evil.[c]

Job 1:1 In-Context

1 There was a man in the country of Uz named Job. He was a man of perfect integrity, who feared God and turned away from evil.
2 He had seven sons and three daughters.
3 His estate included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large number of servants. Job was the greatest man among all the people of the east.
4 His sons used to have banquets, each at his house in turn. They would send an invitation to their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
5 Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send [for his children] and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job's regular practice.

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