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Job 1 - NIV

Prologue

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.

2 He had seven sons and three daughters,

3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.

4 His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

5 When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.

6 One day the angels[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[b] also came with them.

7 The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”
Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”

8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”

9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied.

10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.

11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”
Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house,

14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby,

15 and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house,

19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship

21 and said:

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.[c]
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.”

22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.


Footnotes

a. Job 1:6 Hebrew satan means adversary.
b. Job 1:6 Hebrew the sons of God
c. Job 1:21 Or will return there


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Joe Harvey avatar
Suffering and the Kingdom of God
Shared by: Joe Harvey on Jan, 2017
Summary: This is a message concerning suffering and the Christian life based on the Book of Job. It was preached at a chapel service of Johnson University Florida.
Scripture: Job 1:8
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 32
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
SATAN HATES US BECAUSE OF FAITH
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Oct, 2016
Summary: Faith is the only way we can beat Satan at his game
Scripture: Job 1:7-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 164
Dennis Lee avatar
An Integrity Filled Heart
Shared by: Dennis Lee on May, 2016
Summary: This is part of the sermon series on a Christian's Heart. In this sermon we explore a heart that's filled with integrity including integrity being an inside job, it's about the small things and not circumstances, and finally it has both costs and benefits
Derrick Strickland avatar
Fit to Be Tried
Shared by: Derrick Strickland on Mar, 2016
Summary: When in the pains of trial the question is never "Why me?" but "Why not me?"
David Radcliff avatar
THE CHRISTIAN’S SURROUNDINGS
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: How God takes care of us in ways we may often ignore.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 1:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 154
Thomas Swope avatar
The Truth Behind The Scene
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2016
Summary: A study of the book of Job chapter 1 verses 1 through 22
Series: Job
Paul Carlson avatar
What About Suffering?
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the source of all life, you must worship Him even during periods of great suffering.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Job 1:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 192
Ian Humphrey avatar
Doth Job fear God for nought?
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Doth Job fear God for nought?
Scripture: Job 1:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 132
Ian Humphrey avatar
JOB'S REFLECTION
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: JOB'S REFLECTION
Scripture: Job 1:13-22
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 96
Bob Faulkner avatar
Suffering: Why?
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Oct, 2015
Summary: One man's attempt to unravel the Scriptural reasons for suffering, especially the suffering of the people of God. Not an easy task.
Series: Suffering
Scripture: Job 1:21
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 258
Shawn miller avatar
Living in the Land of Uz
Shared by: Shawn miller on Oct, 2015
Summary: A message of what to expect living a godly life in an ungodly culture.
Monty Newton avatar
When Life Is Troubling
Shared by: Monty Newton on Oct, 2015
Summary: Disasters and personal tragedies may be concern for doubt, but they may also be cause for trusting God.
Monty Newton avatar
Choose Your Own Adventure
Shared by: Monty Newton on Oct, 2015
Summary: Good and godly peop-le are rooted in the Word of God.
Chris Jordan avatar
Wisdom #1: Suffering - Triumph Over Tragedy (Book of Job)
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Sep, 2015
Summary: Even though we don’t always understand why sometimes bad things happen to good people, God is always good, and His love for us never fails.
Scripture: Job 1:1-42:13
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 383
Michael Jakes avatar
Suddenly
Shared by: Michael Jakes on Aug, 2015
Summary: God's 'suddenlys' will bless us when we learn how to respond to them properly.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 1:13-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,238
Eric Hanson avatar
Commentary on the Book of Job
Shared by: Eric Hanson on Jul, 2015
Summary: Here is my rather lengthy work concerning the Book of Job. It is certainly not a "sermon" actually, but could serve to help prepare wither a single sermon or a series regarding this book.
Mike Salman avatar
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Shared by: Mike Salman on Jun, 2015
Summary: All my messages are meant to be preached for only 30-45 minutes. This message is about the examples of being a good father.
Curry Pikkaart avatar
When Lilfe Sucks
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on May, 2015
Summary: Let's face it - sometimes life just plain sucks. It is, as little Annie sang, a hard knock life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 1:1-2:10
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 997
John Lowe avatar
Pain and Suffering?
Shared by: John Lowe on Mar, 2015
Summary: Satan uses pain to make people doubt God’s goodness. He wants to inject doubt into our minds until we distrust the character and behavior of our heavenly Father.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 1:13-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 397
bala samson avatar
Job!
Shared by: bala samson on Feb, 2015
Summary: Job, the ‘greatest’ of all the people was brought to be the least, so that he can become the ‘Best’ for the Lord!
Scripture: Job 1:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 301
Steve Ely avatar
You & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Pt. 1 - Mondays
Shared by: Steve Ely on Feb, 2015
Summary: It has been one of those days! You have had one, right? Things just can't seem to get any worse and then . . . they do! It feels like every day is a Monday. So what do you do?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 1:8-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,033
Paul Davis avatar
Job, a Different Kind of Dad!
Shared by: Paul Davis on Feb, 2015
Summary: Leading your family by God's Grace and by a foundation of faith
Rick Boyne avatar
When Life Falls Apart
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jan, 2015
Summary: No matter the situation, God is in control; He will never leave us.
Scripture: Job 1:1-2:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 660
Chris Jordan avatar
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Shared by: Chris Jordan on Dec, 2014
Summary: Even though we don’t always understand why sometimes bad things happen to good people, God is always good, and His love for us never fails.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 1:1-42:13
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 427
Paddick Van Zyl avatar
The Case Against God's Righteous
Shared by: Paddick Van Zyl on Aug, 2014
Summary: The story of Job and how his faith in God was his testimony
Scripture: Job 1:1-42:16
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 331
Gerry Cheney avatar
Where is God When You Have to Suffer?
Shared by: Gerry Cheney on Jul, 2014
Summary: What do you say to someone one who is suffering? How do we respond to the cry if God is real and loving, why does he allow so much pain and evil into our world? This message seeks to help answer those questions.
Scripture: Job 1:1-12
Denomination: Vineyard
Views: 422
McClinton Hall avatar
Holding On To Heaven While Hell Is On Your Back
Shared by: McClinton Hall on Jul, 2014
Summary: This sermon helps us to endure the trials of life and teaches that no matter how hard things, keep holding on.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Job 1:13-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,638
Nelson Emeonu avatar
THE SECRET THE DEVIL KNOWS - PART 1
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Jul, 2014
Summary: Devil is not everywhere but he uses his demons who bring information to him. So, he knows some secrets about God’s children because He knows what God can do for his people. The worst thing is that some children of God are not aware of these secrets.
Series: Part 1
Scripture: Job 1:1-10
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,124
Nelson Emeonu avatar
THE SECRET THE DEVIL KNOWS - PART 2
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Jul, 2014
Summary: The three things about the devil is that he is not omnipotent, omniscience or omnipresence. These belong to God alone.
Series: Part 2
Scripture: Job 1:1-10
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 259
Stephen E. Trail avatar
More Questions from Job
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on May, 2014
Summary: A sermon on the goodness of God.