Job 1:1-12

Prologue

1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
2 He had seven sons and three daughters,
3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.
4 His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
5 When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.
6 One day the angels[a] came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan[b] also came with them.
7 The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
8 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied.
10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.
11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
12 The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

Cross References 32

  • 1. S Genesis 10:23; Jeremiah 25:20
  • 2. Ezekiel 14:14,20; James 5:11
  • 3. S Genesis 6:9; Genesis 17:1; S Job 23:10
  • 4. Job 23:7; Psalms 11:7; Psalms 107:42; Proverbs 21:29; Micah 7:2
  • 5. S Genesis 22:12; Exodus 18:21
  • 6. ver 8; S Deuteronomy 4:6; Job 2:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:22
  • 7. S Ruth 4:15
  • 8. ver 13,18; Job 42:13; Psalms 127:3; Psalms 144:12
  • 9. S Genesis 13:2
  • 10. S Genesis 12:16
  • 11. ver 8; Job 29:25
  • 12. S Genesis 25:6; Job 42:10; Psalms 103:10
  • 13. ver 13,18
  • 14. S Nehemiah 12:30
  • 15. S Genesis 8:20; Job 42:8
  • 16. Job 8:4
  • 17. 1 Kings 21:10,13; Psalms 10:3; Psalms 74:10
  • 18. S 1 Kings 22:19; "fn" Genesis 6:2; Job 38:7
  • 19. S 2 Samuel 24:1; S 2 Chronicles 18:21; S Psalms 109:6; Luke 22:31
  • 20. Job 2:1
  • 21. S Genesis 3:1; 1 Peter 5:8
  • 22. S Joshua 1:7; Job 42:7-8
  • 23. Psalms 25:12; Psalms 112:1; Psalms 128:4
  • 24. S ver 1; S Exodus 20:20
  • 25. 1 Timothy 6:5
  • 26. S 1 Samuel 25:16
  • 27. ver 12; Job 2:4; Psalms 34:7
  • 28. ver 3; Job 8:7; Job 29:6; Job 31:25; Job 42:12,17; Psalms 128:1-2
  • 29. Job 19:21; Luke 22:31
  • 30. Leviticus 24:11; Job 2:5; Isaiah 3:8; Isaiah 65:3; Revelation 12:9-10
  • 31. S ver 10
  • 32. Job 2:6; 1 Corinthians 10:13

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Hebrew "the sons of God"
  • [b]. Hebrew "satan" means "adversary."
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