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Job 1 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Job and his Family

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There was a man in the country of Uz named Job. He was a man of complete integrity, who feared God and turned away from evil.

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He had seven sons and three daughters.

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His estate included seven thousand sheep and goats, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large number of servants. Job was the greatest man among all the people of the east.

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His sons used to take turns having banquets at their homes. They would send an invitation to their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

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Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send for his children and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for[fn] all of them. For Job thought, “Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.

Satan’s First Test of Job

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One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan[fn] also came with them.

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The LORD asked Satan, “Where have you come from? ”

“From roaming through the earth,” Satan answered him, “and walking around on it.”

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Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil.”

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Satan answered the LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing?

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“Haven’t you placed a hedge around him, his household, and everything he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

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“But stretch out your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

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“Very well,” the LORD told Satan, “everything he owns is in your power. However, do not lay a hand on Job himself.” So Satan left the LORD’s presence.

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One day when Job’s sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,

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a messenger came to Job and reported: “While the oxen were plowing and the donkeys grazing nearby,

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“the Sabeans swooped down and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you! ”

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He was still speaking when another messenger came and reported: “God’s fire fell from heaven. It burned the sheep and the servants and devoured them, and I alone have escaped to tell you! ”

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That messenger was still speaking when yet another came and reported: “The Chaldeans formed three bands, made a raid on the camels, and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you! ”

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He was still speaking when another messenger came and reported: “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house.

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“Suddenly a powerful wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people so that they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you! ”

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Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped,

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saying:

Naked I came from my mother’s womb,

and naked I will leave this life.[fn]

The LORD gives, and the LORD takes away.

Blessed be the name of the LORD.

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Throughout all this Job did not sin or blame God for anything.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
Lit for the number of
Or the adversary
Lit will return there ; Ps 139:13,15
Lit or ascribe blame to God

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