Job’s Credentials – Job 1

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Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name  was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one  that feared God, and eschewed evil. 

Job 1:2 And there were  born unto him seven sons and three daughters. 

Job 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 east. 

Job 1:4 And  his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his  day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to  drink with them. 

Job 1:5 And it was so, when the days of  their feasting were gone about, that  Job sent and sanctified  them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt  offerings according to the number of them all: for Job  said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in  their hearts. Thus did Job continually.  

Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to  present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also  among them. 

Job 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. 

Job 1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan,  Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none  like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that  feareth God, and escheweth evil? 

Job 1:9 Then Satan  answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for  nought? 

Job 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him,  and about his house, and about all that he hath on every  side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his  substance is increased in the land. 

Job 1:11 But put forth thine  hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee  to thy face. 

Job 1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold,  all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not  forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of  the LORD.  

Job 1:13 And there was a day when his sons and his  daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest  brother’s house: 

Job 1:14 And there came a messenger unto  Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding  beside them: 

Job 1:15 And the Sabeans 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.  

Job 1:16 While he was yet speaking, there came also  another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and  hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed  them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 

Job 1:17  While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and  said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, 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 thee. 

Job 1:18 While he was yet speaking, there  came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters  were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s  house: 

Job 1:19 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. 

Job 1:20 Then Job arose, and rent  his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the  ground, and worshipped, 

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I  out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither:  the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be  the name of the LORD. 

Job 1:22 In all this Job sinned not,  nor charged God foolishly.  KJV

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