The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.”
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.
The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”
“For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.
“Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.
Joab replied, “Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy!
But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face.”
He said, “ Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
“ Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me; Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.
“ Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity.
As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.
The righteous is delivered from trouble, But the wicked takes his place.
Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.
He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.
Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.