Job 1:21

21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.[a]The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”

Job 1:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
ESV
21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
NLT
21 He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD !”
MSG
21 Naked I came from my mother's womb, naked I'll return to the womb of the earth. God gives, God takes. God's name be ever blessed.
CSB
21 saying: Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will leave this life. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Praise the name of the Lord.

Job 1:21 In-Context

19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship
21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

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Cross References 3

  • 1. Ecclesiastes 5:15; 1 Timothy 6:7
  • 2. Ruth 1:21; 1 Samuel 2:7
  • 3. S Judges 10:15; Job 2:10; Ecclesiastes 7:14; Jeremiah 40:2; S Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; James 5:11

Footnotes 1

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