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Job 1:8–22

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And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, ma perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou nmade an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? othou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his ||substance pis increased in the land. 11 qBut put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee rto thy face. 12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

13 And jthere was a day swhen his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: 14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: 15 And tthe Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, ||The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, uThe Chaldeans made out vthree wbands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, xThy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: 19 And, behold, there came a great wind from ythe wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 20 Then Job zarose, and arent his ||mantle, and bshaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 21 And said,

cNaked came I out of my mother’s womb,

And naked shall I return thither:

The dLord egave, and the Lord hath taken away;

fBlessed be the name of the Lord.

22 gIn all this Job sinned not, nor ||charged God foolishly.

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Heb. Hast thou set thy heart on. ch. 2:3. Hag. 1:5, 7. So Isai. 41:22. Hag. 2:15, 18.

m

See ver. 1.

n

See ch. 10:11.

o

Comp. Ps. 128:1, 2.

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Or, cattle. See ver. 3.

p

See Gen. 28:14 marg.

q

ch. 2:5. & 19:21.

Heb. if he curse thee not to thy face. See ver. 5.

r

Isai. 65:3. So ch. 13:15 (Heb.). Deut. 7:10.

Heb. hand. Gen. 16:6. Deut. 32:36 marg. So Josh. 8:20 marg.

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ver. 13. ch. 2:1. 1 Sam. 1:4 (Heb.). 2 Kin. 4:8 marg., 11, 18.

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ver. 5, 18.

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Heb. rushed. 2 Chr. 25:13. See Judg. 9:44. & 1 Sam. 23:27.

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ver. 4, 13.

Heb. from aside, &c.

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[Or, robe. Ezra 9:3.

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d

ch. 12:9 (Heb.).

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g

ch. 2:10.

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Or, attributed folly to God. So ch. 24:12. Comp. ch. 6:6. Jer. 23:13 marg. Also Ps. 68:34. Jer. 13:16 in the Heb.