Bible: Job 1:13-19

Job’s Integrity in Adversity 1 

1:13 Now the day 2  came when Job’s 3  sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 1:14 and a messenger came to Job, saying, “The oxen were plowing 4  and the donkeys were grazing beside them, 1:15 and the Sabeans 5  swooped down 6  and carried them all away, and they killed 7  the servants with the sword! 8  And I – only I alone 9  – escaped to tell you!”

1:16 While this one was still speaking, 10  another messenger arrived 11  and said, “The fire of God 12  has fallen from heaven 13  and has burned up the sheep and the servants – it has consumed them! And I – only I alone – escaped to tell you!”

1:17 While this one was still speaking another messenger arrived and said, “The Chaldeans 14  formed three bands and made a raid 15  on the camels and carried them all away, and they killed the servants with the sword! 16  And I – only I alone – escaped to tell you!”

1:18 While this one was still speaking another messenger arrived and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 1:19 and suddenly 17  a great wind 18  swept across 19  the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they died! And I – only I alone – escaped to tell you!”

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