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Job 1:6–19

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One day the angelsa r came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satanb s also came with them.t 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.”u

Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?v There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears Godw and shuns evil.”x

“Does Job fear God for nothing?”y Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedgez around him and his household and everything he has?a You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.b 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has,c and he will surely curse you to your face.”d

12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he hase is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”f

Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

13 One day when Job’s sons and daughtersg were feastingh and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazingi nearby, 15 and the Sabeansj attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavensk and burned up the sheep and the servants,l and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeansm formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughtersn were feastingo and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 19 when suddenly a mighty windp swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead,q and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!r

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Hebrew the sons of God

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b

Hebrew satan means adversary.

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See Jos 1:7

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See ver 1; See Ex 20:20

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ver 3; Job 8:7; 29:6; 42:12, 17

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See ver 10

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See ver 2

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See ver 4

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See Ge 10:7; See Job 9:24

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See Ge 11:28, 31; See Job 9:24

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See ver 2

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See ver 4

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