0 Job : Cruelty & Violence

And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 2:2

Trivia: There once was a perfect man who lived in the land of Uz. What was his name?

Job : Cruelty & Violence (13)

  1. To start off God and Satan's gruesome game, Job's slaves and animals are burned to death or killed with swords. Then Job's children are killed in a windstorm while partying. 1:13-19
  2. God (or Satan -- it's hard to tell them apart) sends a wind that kills Job's sons and daughters. 1:18-19
  3. God and Satan play a little game with Job. God allows Satan to torment Job, just to see how he will react. 2:3-7
  4. "So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown." 2:7
  5. Because of God's cruel wager with Satan, Job curses the day he was born. 3:2-3, 11
  6. "The arrows of the Almighty are within me ... the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me." 6:4
  7. "Thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions" 7:14
  8. God multiplies wounds without cause, destroys the perfect along with the wicked, laughs at the trial of the innocent, and hides the truth from judges. 9:17, 22-24
  9. Speaking of God, Job says: "He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth." 16:9
  10. "God hath ... taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces." 16:11-12
  11. "He cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground." 16:13
  12. "Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion?"
    God seems pleased to have created prey for lions and ravens to eat. 38:39-41
  13. "The eagle ... seeketh the prey.... Her young ones suck up blood."
    God is pleased with the way that predators kill and devour their prey. 39:27-30

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