The Life of Job

Job was a man who lived in the land of Uz. He was a blameless and upright man who feared God and shunned evil. However, he went through a time of great testing, when he lost everything he had – his wealth, his children, and his health. But even in the midst of this adversity, Job remained faithful to God. And in the end, God restored everything to him.

Job in the Bible:

“There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and shunned evil.” (Job 1:1)

“And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.” (Job 1:2)

“He owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred female donkeys, and very many servants; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the East.” (Job 1:3)

“And his sons used to go and feast in one another’s houses in turn; and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.” (Job 1:4)

“And when the days of feasting had run their course, Job would send for them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer 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 Job did continually.” (Job 1:5)

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

“And the LORD said to Satan, ‘From where do you come?’ So Satan answered the LORD and said, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.'” (Job 1:7)

“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, one who fears God and shuns evil?'” (Job 1:8)

“Then Satan answered the LORD, ‘Does Job fear God for nothing?'” (Job 1:9)

“Have you not put a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.” (Job 1:10)

“But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.'” (Job 1:11)