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Book of Job

The Book of Job is one of the books of the Hebrew Bible.

Note: There are many different translations of the Bible, and most have some small differences between their texts.

Job 1:1Edit

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures: There happened to be a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man proved to be blameless and upright, and fearing God and turning aside from bad.


NKJV 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.


NIV 1:1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.

Job 2:1Edit

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures: Afterward it came to be the day when the sons of the [true] God entered to take their station before Jehovah, and Satan also proceeded to enter right among them to take his station before Jehovah.

NKJV 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

NIV 2:1 On another day the angels[a] came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them to present himself before Him.

Job 32:21,22Edit

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures: 21 Let me not, please, show partiality to a man; And on an earthling man I shall not bestow a title; 22 For I certainly do not know how I can bestow a title; Easily my Maker would carry me away.

NKJV 21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

NIV 21 I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone; 22 for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.

Job 38:1-4Edit

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures: 1 And Jehovah proceeded to answer Job out of the windstorm and say: 2 “Who is this that is obscuring counsel By words without knowledge? 3 Gird up your loins, please, like an able-bodied man, And let me question you, and you inform me. 4 Where did you happen to be when I founded the earth? Tell [me], if you do know understanding.


NKJV 1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.


NIV 1 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: 2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

Job 40:6-8Edit

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures: 6 And Jehovah went on to answer Job out of the windstorm and say:  7 “Gird up your loins, please, like an able-bodied man; I shall question you, and you inform me.  8 Really, will you invalidate my justice? Will you pronounce me wicked in order that you may be in the right?


NKJV 6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?


NIV 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm: 7 “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 8 “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?

SourcedEdit

  • Great men are not always wise, Nor do the aged always understand justice.
    • Elihu was a fourth friend of Job mentioned in the Book of Job. Job 32:9; Modern King James.
  • Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

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