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Job 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Job’s Character and Wealth

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:1 - There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:2 - Seven sons and three daughters were born to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - His possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the [fn]men of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:4 - His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send word and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:5 - When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send word to them and consecrate them, getting up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, “Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Job did so continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:6 - Now there was a day when the [fn]sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and [fn]Satan also came among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:7 - The LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:8 - The LORD said to Satan, “Have you [fn]considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, [fn]fearing God and turning away from evil.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:9 - Then Satan answered the [fn]LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:10 - “Have You not made a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:11 - “But reach out with Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will certainly curse You to Your face.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:12 - Then the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your [fn]power; only do not reach out and put your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD.

Satan Allowed to Test Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:13 - Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:14 - a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the female donkeys feeding beside them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:15 - and [fn]the Sabeans [fn]attacked and took them. They also [fn]killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and [fn]I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:16 - While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:17 - While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three units and made a raid on the camels and took them, and [fn]killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:18 - While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:19 - and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:20 - Then Job got up, tore his robe, and shaved his head; then he fell to the ground and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:21 - He said,
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:22 - Despite all this, Job did not sin, nor did he [fn]blame God.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit sons
I.e., prob. angels
Heb ha-satan; i.e., the adversary, and so throughout the ch
Lit set your heart on
Or revering
Lit LORD and said
Lit hand
Lit Sheba
Lit fell upon
Lit struck
Lit only I alone, and so also vv 16, 17, 19
Lit struck
Lit ascribe unseemliness to

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