Job's Character and Wealth
There was a man in the land of a Uz whose name was b Job, and that man was c blameless and upright, one who d feared God and e turned away from evil.
There were born to him f seven sons and three daughters.
He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all g the people of the east.
His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and h consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and i offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, "It may be that my children have sinned, and j cursed God in their hearts." Thus Job did continually.
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And all the mixed tribes among them; all the kings of the land of Uz and all the kings of the land of the Philistines ( Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod).
Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, you who dwell in the land of Uz; but to you also the cup shall pass; you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare.
Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness, declares the Lord God.
Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, declares the Lord God, they would deliver neither son nor daughter. They would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness.
Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
And the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?
And the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.
Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me; though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse.
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.
Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.
And he said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
He had also seven sons and three daughters.
For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them.
1 Samuel 16:5
And he said, "Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice." And he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.
Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord.