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1:1,2 There was a man in the land of Uz.(map
of Us situated in Idumea or the land of Edom, in Arabia Petraea, southeast
of Palestine, of which it comprised a very large district),
whose name was Job and that man
was perfect and upright, one that feared God.(what
kind of fear is this?).and
evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep and three thousand
camels and five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred she asses and a very
great household, so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the
1:4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day.(birthday:.Job
3:1).and sent and called
for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
1:5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about,
that Job sent and sanctified.(has
some special words of direction and blessings for them).them
and rose up early in the morning and offered burnt offerings.(an
Old Testament thing they often did way back when, now done away with:.Hebrews
10:1,2).according to the
number of them all. For Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and
cursed God in their hearts.(Job
was a good dad; he did the best he knew how to for his children).
Thus did Job continually.(today
our hearts toward our children are for blessings, wholeness, health, prosperity,
safety, protection, kindness, love; we want these high
consciousness things to be in their lives and so we ask God for these
things for them whenever it comes to mind to do so).
1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God.(Genesis
6:4).came to present themselves
before the LORD and Satan came also among them.
1:7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered
the LORD and said, From going to and fro in the earth and from walking
up and down in it.
1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job,
that there is none like him.(verse
1 above).in the earth, a
perfect and an upright man, one that fears God and eschews evil?
1:9 Then Satan answered the LORD and said, Does Job fear God for nought?
1:10 Have not you made an hedge about him.(protection).and
about his house and about all that he has on every side? You have blessed
the work of his hands and his substance is increased in the land.(prosperity).
1:11 But put forth your hand now and touch all that he has and he will
curse you to your face.
1:12 And the LORD said
unto Satan, Behold, all that
he has is in your power, only upon himself put not forth your hand. So
Satan went forth from the
presence of the LORD.
1:13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating
and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house.
1:14 And there came a messenger unto Job and said, The oxen were plowing
and the asses feeding beside them.
1:15-19 And the Sabeans.(descendants
10:7).fell upon them and
took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the
sword and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking,
there came also another and said, The fire of God.(what
they called lightning
back then).is fallen from heaven
and has burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them and I only
am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also
another and said, The
made out three bands.(split
into three groups).and fell
upon the camels and have carried them away, yea and slain the servants
with the edge of the sword and I only am escaped alone to tell you. While
he was yet speaking, there came also another and said, Your sons and your
daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house.
And behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness and smote the four
corners of the house and it fell upon the young men and they are dead and
I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
1:20-22 Then Job arose and rent
his mantle and
shaved his head and fell down upon the ground and worshipped and said,
Naked came I out of my mother's womb and naked shall I return thither.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.