11 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. He was a perfect man, who feared God and avoided evil. 2 He had seven sons and three daughters. 3 He had 7000 sheep, 3000 camels, 500 oxen, 500 female donkeys, and many servants. He was the greatest man in the east. 4 Every night Job's sons would get together and invite their three sisters eat and drink with them. 5 Job worried about his sons, offering burnt offerings for their sins.
God and Satan make a wager about Job
6 One day, the sons of God came to visit God, and Satan was among them.
If we receive good things from God, we must accept bad things as well.
Job's friends come to visit
11 When Job's friends (Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar) heard about the evil that had come upon him, they came to comfort him. 12 At first, they didn't recognize him. But when they finally did, they wept, tore their clothes, and sprinkled dust on their heads.13 They sat down with Job for seven days and seven nights, never speaking a word.