Bible: Job 1:6-19

Satan’s Accusation of Job 1 

1:6 Now the day came when 2  the sons of God 3  came to present themselves before 4  the Lordand Satan 5  also arrived among them. 1:7 The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” 6  And Satan answered the Lord, 7  “From roving about 8  on the earth, and from walking back and forth across it.” 9  1:8 So the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered 10  my servant Job? There 11  is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away 12  from evil.”

1:9 Then Satan answered the Lord, “Is it for nothing that Job fears God? 13  1:10 Have you 14  not made a hedge 15  around him and his household and all that he has on every side? You have blessed 16  the work of his hands, and his livestock 17  have increased 18  in the land. 1:11 But 19  extend your hand and strike 20  everything he has, and he will no doubt 21  curse you 22  to your face!

1:12 So the Lord said to Satan, “All right then, 23  everything he has is 24  in your power. 25  Only do not extend your hand against the man himself!” 26  So Satan went out 27  from the presence of the Lord. 28 

Job’s Integrity in Adversity 29 

1:13 Now the day 30  came when Job’s 31  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 32  and the donkeys were grazing beside them, 1:15 and the Sabeans 33  swooped down 34  and carried them all away, and they killed 35  the servants with the sword! 36  And I – only I alone 37  – escaped to tell you!”

1:16 While this one was still speaking, 38  another messenger arrived 39  and said, “The fire of God 40  has fallen from heaven 41  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 42  formed three bands and made a raid 43  on the camels and carried them all away, and they killed the servants with the sword! 44  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 45  a great wind 46  swept across 47  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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