Job Trivia:

The Book of Job

CHAPTER 1

Job and his family
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1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job.

He was perfect man [1], who feared God and avoided evil.

2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

He had seven sons and three daughters.

3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

He had 7000 sheep, 3000 camels, 500 oxen, 500 female donkeys, and many servants.

He was the greatest man in the east.

4 And his sons 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.

Every night Job's sons would party, taking turns hosting the party from one night to the next.

They always invited their three sisters to party with them.

5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

Job worried about his sons, offering burnt offerings for their sins.
God and Satan make a wager about Job
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6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

On day, the sons of God [2] came to visit God, and Satan was among them.

7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

God said to Satan,
Where have you been? [3]

Satan said,

I've been walking around on the earth. [4]

8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

God said,
Have you considered my servant, Job?

He is a perfect man, who fears me and avoids evil.

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

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

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

Satan said,
Sure he does now. You've blessed, protected, and enriched him.

But if you mess with his stuff, he'll curse you to your face.

God said,

Okay then, do whatever you like with his stuff.

But don't hurt him.

And Satan left.

Job's animals, servants, and children are killed
(by God and Satan)
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13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

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

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

One day, while Job's sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine at the oldest son's house, a messenger came to Job, who said,
The Sabeans took your oxen and asses and killed your your servants.

I'm the only one who survived.

16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The 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.

While the first servant was speaking, another came and said to Job,
A fire from God killed your sheep and servants.

I'm the only one who survived.

17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell 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.

While the second servant was speaking, another came and said,
The Chaldeans stole your camels and killed your servants.

I'm the only one who survived.

18 While 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:

19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

While the third servant was speaking, another came and said,
Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine at your oldest son's house, when the wind blew the house down. All of your children are dead. [5]

I'm the only one who survived.

20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

Job stood up, tore his mantle, shaved his head, fell down to the ground, and worshiped God.

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job said,
I was born naked and I'll die naked.

God gives and God takes away. May God's name be blessed.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

None of this caused Job to sin or foolishly blame God.