Job

Job 1 ©

1Job's uprightness, family, wealth, and religious concern for his children. 6Satan appeareth before God, falsely accuseth Job, and obtaineth leave to tempt him. 13Job, receiving successive accounts of the calamities that deprived him of all his substance and his children, in his mourning blesseth God.

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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.

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And there were eborn unto him seven sons and three daughters.

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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.

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And his isons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

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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.

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¶Now there was a oday when the psons of God came to qpresent themselves before the LORD, and 5Satan came also 6among them.

o ch. 2.1. v.13.
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And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From rgoing to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

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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?

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Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

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Hast not thou ymade an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast zblessed the work of his hands, and his 8substance is increased in the land.

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But aput forth thine hand now, and btouch all that he hath, 9and he will ccurse thee to thy face.

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And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, dall that he hath is in thy 10power; only eupon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan fwent forth from the presence of the LORD.

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¶And there was a day gwhen his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

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And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

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And the hSabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I ionly am escaped alone to tell thee.

i v.16,17,19. 1Pe. 5.8. Pr. 12.10.
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jWhile he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, 11The 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.

j v.14,15,17,18.
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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.

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mWhile he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

m v.4,13-17. ch. 14.1. Ja. 1.2. Ps. 34.19.
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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.

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Then Job parose, and qrent his 14*mantle, and rshaved his head, and sfell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

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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.

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yIn all this Job sinned not, nor 15charged God foolishly.