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THE STORY OF JOB
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Satan answered, "From going back and forth on the earth, and walk­ing up and down on it." And Jehovah said to Satan, "Have you seen my servant Job ? For there is no man like him on the earth, blameless and upright, who reveres God and avoids evil." Satan answered, "But is it for nothing that Job reveres God? Have you not yourself made a hedge all about him, about his household, and about all that he has ? You have blessed whatever he does, and his possessions have greatly increased. But just put out your hand now and take away all he has; he certainly will curse you to your face." Then Jehovali said to Satan, "See, everything that he has is in your power; only do not lay hands on Job himself." So Satan left the presence of Jehovah.
One day, as Job's sons and daughters were eating and drinking in the oldest brother's house, a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were ploughing and the asses were grazing near them when Sabeans suddenly attacked and seized them; the servants were put to the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "Lightning has fallen from heaven and has completely burned up the sheep and the servants, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
While this man was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The Chaldeans, attacking in three bands, raided the camels and drove them away; the servants were put to the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
While this one was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking in their oldest brother's house when a great wind came from across the wilderness, struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men and killed them. I alone have escaped to tell you."
Then Job rose, tore his robe, shaved his head, threw himself on the ground and worshipped, saying:
"Jehovah gave, Jehovah has taken away; Blessed be the name of Jehovah !"
In all this Job did not sin nor blame God.
On another day when the sons of God came before Jehovah, Satan came with them. And Jehovah said to Satan, "From where do you come r
Satan answered, "From going back and forth on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." Jehovah said to Satan, "Have
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