Job 1 ©
Job's uprightness, family, wealth, and religious concern for his children. Satan appeareth before God, falsely accuseth Job, and obtaineth leave to tempt him. Job, receiving successive accounts of the calamities that deprived him of all his substance and his children, in his mourning blesseth God.
THERE was a man in the land of aUz, whose name was bJob; and that man was cperfect and upright, and one that feared God, and d*eschewed evil.
His f1substance also gwas seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great 2household; so that this man was the greatest of all the 3men of the heast.
And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and jsanctified them, and krose up early in the morning, and loffered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, mIt may be that my sons have sinned, and ncursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job 4continually.
And the LORD said unto Satan, 7Hast thou considered smy servant Job, that there is tnone like him in the earth, a uperfect and an vupright man, one wthat feareth God, and x*escheweth evil?
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:
While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The kChaldeans made out lthree bands, and 12fell 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.
And, behold, there came na great wind 13from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it ofell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
And said, tNaked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I ureturn thither: the LORD vgave, and the LORD hath wtaken away; blessed xbe the name of the LORD.