1 There was once a man in the land of Uz called Job: a sound and honest man who feared God and shunned evil.
Ezek 14:14 Ezek 14:20 Jas 5:11 Gen 17:1 Gen 6:9 Job 1:8 Jer 25:20
2 Seven sons and three daughters were born to him.
Job 42:13 Ps 127:3-5 Esth 5:11 Job 13:13 Ps 107:38 Ps 128:3
3 And he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred she-donkeys, and many servants besides. This man was the most prosperous of all the Sons of the East.
Job 29:25 Gen 12:16 Job 42:12 Judg 6:3 1Kgs 4:30 1Sam 25:2 2Chr 26:10
4 It was the custom of his sons to hold banquets in one another's houses in turn, and to invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
Heb 13:1 Ps 133:1
5 Once each series of banquets was over, Job would send for them to come and be purified, and at dawn on the following day he would make a burnt offering for each of them. 'Perhaps', Job would say, 'my sons have sinned and in their heart blasphemed.' So that was what Job used to do each time.
Gen 8:20 Job 42:8 1Sam 16:5 Gen 35:2-3 1Kgs 21:10 1Kgs 21:13 Gen 22:3
6 One day when the sons of God came to attend on Yahweh, among them came Satan.
Job 2:1 Job 38:7 Zech 3:1 1Chr 21:1 1Kgs 22:19 Rev 12:9-10 John 6:70
7 So Yahweh said to Satan, 'Where have you been?' 'Prowling about on earth,' he answered, 'roaming around there.'
1Pet 5:8 2Kgs 5:25 Job 2:2 Matt 12:43 Rev 12:9 Rev 12:12-17 Rev 20:8
8 So Yahweh asked him, 'Did you pay any attention to my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth: a sound and honest man who fears God and shuns evil.'
Job 1:1 Job 2:3 2Kgs 23:25 Isa 1:16 Num 12:7-8 Prov 8:13 1Kgs 4:30-31
9 'Yes,' Satan said, 'but Job is not God-fearing for nothing, is he?
Matt 16:26 1Tim 4:8 1Tim 6:6 Job 1:21 Job 2:10 Job 21:14-15 Mal 1:10
10 Have you not put a wall round him and his house and all his domain? You have blessed all he undertakes, and his flocks throng the countryside.
Ps 34:7 1Pet 1:5 Deut 28:2-6 Prov 10:22 Zech 2:5 Deut 33:27 Job 31:25
11 But stretch out your hand and lay a finger on his possessions: then, I warrant you, he will curse you to your face.'
Job 2:5 Job 19:21 Job 1:5 Rev 16:11 Gen 26:11 Isa 5:25 Isa 8:21
12 'Very well,' Yahweh said to Satan, 'all he has is in your power. But keep your hands off his person.' So Satan left the presence of Yahweh.
2Cor 12:7 John 3:35-36 Luke 22:31-32 1Cor 10:13 Isa 27:8 John 19:11 Gen 16:6
13 On the day when Job's sons and daughters were eating and drinking in their eldest brother's house,
Eccl 9:12 Job 1:4 Luke 12:19-20 Luke 17:27-29 Luke 21:34 Prov 27:1
14 a messenger came to Job. 'Your oxen', he said, 'were at the plough, with the donkeys grazing at their side,
1Sam 4:17 2Sam 15:13 Jer 51:31
15 when the Sabaeans swept down on them and carried them off, and put the servants to the sword: I alone have escaped to tell you.'
Gen 10:7 Job 6:19 1Sam 22:20-21 Ezek 23:42 Gen 10:28 Gen 25:3 Isa 45:14
16 He had not finished speaking when another messenger arrived. 'The fire of God', he said, 'has fallen from heaven and burnt the sheep and shepherds to ashes: I alone have escaped to tell you.'
2Kgs 1:12 Gen 19:24 1Kgs 18:38 2Kgs 1:10 Amos 7:4 Lev 10:2 Num 11:1-3
17 He had not finished speaking when another messenger arrived. 'The Chaldaeans,' he said, 'three bands of them, have raided the camels and made off with them, and put the servants to the sword: I alone have escaped to tell you.'
Gen 11:28 Hab 1:6 2Sam 1:3 Gen 11:31 Isa 23:13 Job 1:15
18 He had not finished speaking when another messenger arrived. 'Your sons and daughters', he said, 'were eating and drinking at their eldest brother's house,
Job 1:4 Job 1:13 2Sam 13:28 Amos 4:6-11 Eccl 9:2 Isa 28:19 Jer 51:31
19 when suddenly from the desert a gale sprang up, and it battered all four corners of the house which fell in on the young people. They are dead: I alone have escaped to tell you.'
1Kgs 20:30 2Sam 18:33 Acts 28:4 Eph 2:2 Gen 37:32-33 Gen 42:36 Jer 4:11-12
20 Then Job stood up, tore his robe and shaved his head. Then, falling to the ground, he prostrated himself
1Pet 5:6 Gen 37:29 Ezra 9:3 Gen 37:34 2Sam 12:16-20 Deut 9:18 2Chr 7:3
21 and said: Naked I came from my mother's womb, naked I shall return again. Yahweh gave, Yahweh has taken back. Blessed be the name of Yahweh!
Eccl 5:15 1Thess 5:18 1Tim 6:7 Eph 5:20 Job 2:10 1Sam 2:7 Isa 45:7
22 In all this misfortune Job committed no sin, and he did not reproach God.
Job 2:10 Jas 1:12 1Pet 1:7 Jas 1:4 Rom 9:20 Job 34:10 Job 34:18-19