Job in the Bible

Meaning: he that weeps or cries

Exact Match

And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

Do the job the Lord your God has assigned you by following his instructions and obeying his rules, commandments, regulations, and laws as written in the law of Moses. Then you will succeed in all you do and seek to accomplish,

After this happened, Jeroboam still did not change his evil ways; he continued to appoint common people as priests at the high places. Anyone who wanted the job he consecrated as a priest.

Their job was to help Aaron's descendants in the service of the Lord's temple. They were to take care of the courtyards, the rooms, ceremonial purification of all holy items, and other jobs related to the service of God's temple.

These men also supervised the heavy lift workers and supervised all the workmen from job to job, while some of the descendants of Levi served as scribes, officials, and gatekeepers.

If it pleases the king, let a [decree] be issued to destroy them, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to those who do the job, to bring to the treasury of the king."

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.

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?

“Very well,” the Lord told Satan, “everything he owns is in your power. However, you must not lay a hand on Job himself.” So Satan left the Lord’s presence.

And there was a day when [Job's] sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house [on his birthday],

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? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Then Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself while he sat among the ashes.

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

And lifting up their eyes when they were still far off, it did not seem that the man they saw was Job because of the change in him. And they gave way to bitter weeping, with signs of grief, and put dust on their heads.

So they sat down with [Job] on the ground for seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief and pain were very great.

How long will you say these things [Job]? And how long shall the words of your mouth be as a mighty wind?

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter [Job] and your lips with joyful shouting.

[Job continued:] Behold, my eye has seen all this, my ear has heard and understood it.

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered [Job],

For you say, Where is the house of the rich and liberal prince [meaning me]? And where is the tent in which the wicked [Job] dwelt?

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered [Job],

But [you, Job] the man with power possessed the land, and the favored and accepted man dwelt in it.

Haven’t the members of my household said,
“Who is there who has not had enough to eat at Job’s table?”

I would make clear the number of my steps, I would put it before him like a prince! The words of Job are ended.

Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

But when he saw that the three men could not answer Job, he became angry.

So I say, Listen to me; I also will give you my opinion [about Job's situation] and my knowledge.

Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

Beware lest you say, We have found wisdom; God thrusts [Job] down [justly], not man [God alone is dealing with him].

Now [Job] has not directed his words against me [therefore I have no cause for irritation], neither will I answer him with speeches like yours. [I speak for truth, not for revenge.]

[Job's friends] are amazed and embarrassed, they answer no more; they have not a thing to say [reports Elihu].

For God [does reveal His will; He] speaks not only once, but more than once, even though men do not regard it [including you, Job].

"If there's a messenger appointed to mediate for Job one out of a thousand to represent the man's integrity on his behalf,

Yes, Job, his eyes constantly watch the behavior of human beings; he carefully observes their every step.

My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.

Elihu spoke further [to Job] and said,

But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, doth not Job know his great arrogancy?

But if you [Job] are filled with the judgment of the wicked, judgment and justice will keep hold on you.

Tell us [Job] with what words of man we may address such a Being; we cannot state our case because we are in the dark [in the presence of the unsearchable God].

Can you [Job] hunt the prey for the lion? Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions

Do you know the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth [their young]? [Or] do you observe when the hinds are giving birth? [Do you attend to all this, Job?]

Will you depend upon him to bring home your seed and gather the grain of your threshing floor? [Who, Job, was the author of this strange variance in the disposition of animals so alike in appearance? Was it you?]

Was it you [Job] who made him to leap like a locust? The majesty of his [snorting] nostrils is terrible.

Is it by your wisdom [Job] that the hawk soars and stretches her wings toward the south [as winter approaches]?

Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low, and tread down the wicked where they stand [if you are so able, Job].

[If you can do all this, Job, proving yourself of divine might] then will I [God] praise you also [and acknowledge that] your own right hand can save you.

He looks all mighty [beasts of prey] in the face [without terror]; he is monarch over all the sons of pride. [And now, Job, who are you who dares not arouse the unmastered crocodile, yet who dares resist Me, the beast's Creator, to My face? Everything under the heavens is Mine; therefore, who can have a claim against God?]

And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.

So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.

Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.

It is like a man who left his house on a trip to another country. [Before leaving] he put his servants in charge of his affairs, giving each one a [particular] job to do, then he ordered the gatekeeper to stay alert [i.e., while he was gone].

That servant will be happy when his master returns to find him doing [his job] well.

Then the property manager said to himself, What am I going to do since my master is taking away my job? I am not strong enough to dig [i.e., as a farm laborer], and I am too ashamed to beg.

I know what I'll do so that people will welcome me into their homes when I'm dismissed from my job.'

For this world's "wisdom" is foolishness to God. For it is written [Job 5:13], "He [i.e., God] catches wise people in their cleverness."

Thematic Bible



My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.

My life goes on in sorrow, and my years in weeping; my strength is almost gone because of my sin, and my bones are wasted away.


With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised.


For when it came to their ears, men said that I was truly happy; and when their eyes saw, they gave witness to me; For I was a saviour to the poor when he was crying for help, to the child with no father, and to him who had no supporter. The blessing of him who was near to destruction came on me, and I put a song of joy into the widow's heart. read more.
I put on righteousness as my clothing, and was full of it; right decisions were to me a robe and a head-dress. I was eyes to the blind, and feet to him who had no power of walking. I was a father to the poor, searching out the cause of him who was strange to me. By me the great teeth of the evil-doer were broken, and I made him give up what he had violently taken away.

If I kept back the desire of the poor; if the widow's eye was looking for help to no purpose; If I kept my food for myself, and did not give some of it to the child with no father; (For I was cared for by God as by a father from my earliest days; he was my guide from the body of my mother;) read more.
If I saw one near to death for need of clothing, and that the poor had nothing covering him; If his back did not give me a blessing, and the wool of my sheep did not make him warm; If my hand had been lifted up against him who had done no wrong, when I saw that I was supported by the judges; May my arm be pulled from my body, and be broken from its base. For the fear of God kept me back, and because of his power I might not do such things.


As I was in my flowering years, when my tent was covered by the hand of God;


The blessing of him who was near to destruction came on me, and I put a song of joy into the widow's heart.


Have I not been weeping for the crushed? and was not my soul sad for him who was in need?


For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.

Come, let us go back to the Lord; for he has given us wounds and he will make us well; he has given blows and he will give help.


And Job said in answer to the Lord,

A voice is sounding on the open hilltops, the weeping and the prayers of the children of Israel; because their way is twisted, they have not kept the Lord their God in mind.


My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.

If only you would keep me safe in the underworld, putting me in a secret place till your wrath is past, giving me a fixed time when I might come to your memory again!

If only I might have an answer to my prayer, and God would give me my desire! If only he would be pleased to put an end to me; and would let loose his hand, so that I might be cut off! So I would still have comfort, and I would have joy in the pains of death, for I have not been false to the words of the Holy One. read more.
Have I strength to go on waiting, or have I any end to be looking forward to?

Has not man his ordered time of trouble on the earth? and are not his days like the days of a servant working for payment? As a servant desiring the shades of evening, and a workman looking for his payment: So I have for my heritage months of pain to no purpose, and nights of weariness are given to me.

So that a hard death seems better to my soul than my pains. I have no desire for life, I would not be living for ever! Keep away from me, for my days are as a breath.


And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil? and he still keeps his righteousness, though you have been moving me to send destruction on him without cause.

My feet have gone in his steps; I have kept in his way, without turning to one side or to the other. I have never gone against the orders of his lips; the words of his mouth have been stored up in my heart.


My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.

My life goes on in sorrow, and my years in weeping; my strength is almost gone because of my sin, and my bones are wasted away.


But I am certain that he who will take up my cause is living, and that in time to come he will take his place on the dust;


But I am certain that he who will take up my cause is living, and that in time to come he will take his place on the dust;


And at the end of their days of feasting, Job sent and made them clean, getting up early in the morning and offering burned offerings for them all. For, Job said, It may be that my sons have done wrong and said evil of God in their hearts. And Job did this whenever the feasts came round.



And at the end of their days of feasting, Job sent and made them clean, getting up early in the morning and offering burned offerings for them all. For, Job said, It may be that my sons have done wrong and said evil of God in their hearts. And Job did this whenever the feasts came round.

Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, only themselves would they keep safe by their righteousness, says the Lord.

And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil? and he still keeps his righteousness, though you have been moving me to send destruction on him without cause.

And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil?

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil.

Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, by my life, says the Lord, they would not keep son or daughter safe; only themselves would they keep safe through their righteousness.


And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women. If we take the good God sends us, are we not to take the evil when it comes? In all this Job kept his lips from sin.

We say that those men who have gone through pain are happy: you have the story of Job and the troubles through which he went and have seen that the Lord was full of pity and mercy in the end.

Then Job got up, and after parting his clothing and cutting off his hair, he went down on his face to the earth, and gave worship, and said, With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised. In all this Job did no sin, and did not say that God's acts were foolish.


And all his brothers and sisters, and his friends of earlier days, came and took food with him in his house; and made clear their grief for him, and gave him comfort for all the evil which the Lord had sent on him; and they all gave him a bit of money and a gold ring.

And he had seven sons and three daughters.


And the Satan went out from before the Lord, and sent on Job an evil disease covering his skin from his feet to the top of his head. And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it. And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself. read more.
And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women. If we take the good God sends us, are we not to take the evil when it comes? In all this Job kept his lips from sin.

And there was a day when his sons and daughters were feasting in the house of their oldest brother, And a man came to Job, and said, The oxen were ploughing, and the asses were taking their food by their side: And the men of Sheba came against them and took them away, putting the young men to the sword, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news. read more.
And this one was still talking when another came, and said, The fire of God came down from heaven, burning up the sheep and the goats and the young men completely, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news. And this one was still talking when another came, and said, The Chaldaeans made themselves into three bands, and came down on the camels and took them away, putting the young men to the sword, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news. And this one was still talking when another came, and said, Your sons and your daughters were feasting together in their oldest brother's house, When a great wind came rushing from the waste land against the four sides of the house, and it came down on the young men, and they are dead; and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news.


And Job said in answer to the Lord, Truly, I am of no value; what answer may I give to you? I will put my hand on my mouth. I have said once, and even twice, what was in my mind, but I will not do so again.

And Job said in answer to the Lord, I see that you are able to do every thing, and to give effect to all your designs. Who is this who makes dark the purpose of God by words without knowledge? For I have been talking without knowledge about wonders not to be searched out. read more.
Give ear to me, and I will say what is in my mind; I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers. Word of you had come to my ears, but now my eye has seen you. For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.



And the Lord made up to Job for all his losses, after he had made prayer for his friends: and all Job had before was increased by the Lord twice as much. And all his brothers and sisters, and his friends of earlier days, came and took food with him in his house; and made clear their grief for him, and gave him comfort for all the evil which the Lord had sent on him; and they all gave him a bit of money and a gold ring. And the Lord's blessing was greater on the end of Job's life than on its start: and so he came to have fourteen thousand sheep and goats, and six thousand camels, and two thousand oxen, and a thousand she-asses. read more.
And he had seven sons and three daughters. And he gave the first the name of Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch; And there were no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job in all the earth: and their father gave them a heritage among their brothers. And after this Job had a hundred and forty years of life, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.


And after this Job had a hundred and forty years of life, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations. And Job came to his end, old and full of days.


And Job's three friends had word of all this evil which had come on him. And they came every one from his place, Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. So they came together to a meeting-place, in order that they might go and make clear to Job their grief for him, and give him comfort. And lifting up their eyes when they were still far off, it did not seem that the man they saw was Job because of the change in him. And they gave way to bitter weeping, with signs of grief, and put dust on their heads. And they took their seats on the earth by his side for seven days and seven nights: but no one said a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.


And Job made answer and said, How long will you make my life bitter, crushing me with words? Ten times now you have made sport of me; it gives you no sense of shame to do me wrong. read more.
And, truly, if I have been in error, the effect of my error is only on myself. If you make yourselves great against me, using my punishment as an argument against me, Be certain that it is God who has done me wrong, and has taken me in his net. Truly, I make an outcry against the violent man, but there is no answer: I give a cry for help, but no one takes up my cause. My way is walled up by him so that I may not go by: he has made my roads dark. He has put off my glory from me, and taken the crown from my head. I am broken down by him on every side, and I am gone; my hope is uprooted like a tree. His wrath is burning against me, and I am to him as one of his haters. His armies come on together, they make their road high against me, and put up their tents round mine. He has taken my brothers far away from me; they have seen my fate and have become strange to me. My relations and my near friends have given me up, and those living in my house have put me out of their minds. I am strange to my women-servants, and seem to them as one from another country. At my cry my servant gives me no answer, and I have to make a prayer to him. My breath is strange to my wife, and I am disgusting to the offspring of my mother's body. Even young children have no respect for me; when I get up their backs are turned on me. All the men of my circle keep away from me; and those dear to me are turned against me. My bones are joined to my skin, and I have got away with my flesh in my teeth. Have pity on me, have pity on me, O my friends! for the hand of God is on me. Why are you cruel to me, like God, for ever saying evil against me? If only my words might be recorded! if they might be put in writing in a book! And with an iron pen and lead be cut into the rock for ever! But I am certain that he who will take up my cause is living, and that in time to come he will take his place on the dust; And ... without my flesh I will see God; Whom I will see on my side, and not as one strange to me. My heart is broken with desire.


And there was a day when his sons and daughters were feasting in the house of their oldest brother, And a man came to Job, and said, The oxen were ploughing, and the asses were taking their food by their side: And the men of Sheba came against them and took them away, putting the young men to the sword, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news. read more.
And this one was still talking when another came, and said, The fire of God came down from heaven, burning up the sheep and the goats and the young men completely, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news. And this one was still talking when another came, and said, The Chaldaeans made themselves into three bands, and came down on the camels and took them away, putting the young men to the sword, and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news.


But now those who are younger than I make sport of me; those whose fathers I would not have put with the dogs of my flocks. Of what use is the strength of their hands to me? all force is gone from them. They are wasted for need of food, biting the dry earth; their only hope of life is in the waste land. read more.
They are pulling off the salt leaves from the brushwood, and making a meal of roots. They are sent out from among their townsmen, men are crying after them as thieves They have to get a resting-place in the hollows of the valleys, in holes of the earth and rocks. They make noises like asses among the brushwood; they get together under the thorns. They are sons of shame, and of men without a name, who have been forced out of the land. And now I have become their song, and I am a word of shame to them. I am disgusting to them; they keep away from me, and put marks of shame on me.


And this one was still talking when another came, and said, Your sons and your daughters were feasting together in their oldest brother's house, When a great wind came rushing from the waste land against the four sides of the house, and it came down on the young men, and they are dead; and I was the only one who got away safe to give you the news.


And Job made answer and said, Such things have frequently come to my ears: you are comforters who only give trouble. May words which are like the wind be stopped? or what is troubling you to make answer to them?


We say that those men who have gone through pain are happy: you have the story of Job and the troubles through which he went and have seen that the Lord was full of pity and mercy in the end.


And the Lord made up to Job for all his losses, after he had made prayer for his friends: and all Job had before was increased by the Lord twice as much.


And the Satan went out from before the Lord, and sent on Job an evil disease covering his skin from his feet to the top of his head. And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it. And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself.


And of cattle he had seven thousand sheep and goats, and three thousand camels, and a thousand oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and a very great number of servants. And the man was greater than any of the sons of the east.


There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil.


I was eyes to the blind, and feet to him who had no power of walking. I was a father to the poor, searching out the cause of him who was strange to me.


Has not man his ordered time of trouble on the earth? and are not his days like the days of a servant working for payment? As a servant desiring the shades of evening, and a workman looking for his payment: So I have for my heritage months of pain to no purpose, and nights of weariness are given to me.

Why then did you make me come out of my mother's body? It would have been better for me to have taken my last breath, and for no eye to have seen me, And for me to have been as if I had not been; to have been taken from my mother's body straight to my last resting-place. Are not the days of my life small in number? Let your eyes be turned away from me, so that I may have a little pleasure,


I was a father to the poor, searching out the cause of him who was strange to me.


If I did wrong in the cause of my man-servant, or my woman-servant, when they went to law with me; What then will I do when God comes as my judge? and what answer may I give to his questions? Did not God make him as well as me? did he not give us life in our mothers' bodies?


We say that those men who have gone through pain are happy: you have the story of Job and the troubles through which he went and have seen that the Lord was full of pity and mercy in the end.



And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil?


With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised.

We say that those men who have gone through pain are happy: you have the story of Job and the troubles through which he went and have seen that the Lord was full of pity and mercy in the end.


There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil.


There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil.


For I was a saviour to the poor when he was crying for help, to the child with no father, and to him who had no supporter. The blessing of him who was near to destruction came on me, and I put a song of joy into the widow's heart. I put on righteousness as my clothing, and was full of it; right decisions were to me a robe and a head-dress. read more.
I was eyes to the blind, and feet to him who had no power of walking. I was a father to the poor, searching out the cause of him who was strange to me.



Then Job got up, and after parting his clothing and cutting off his hair, he went down on his face to the earth, and gave worship, and said, With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised.


And the Lord made up to Job for all his losses, after he had made prayer for his friends: and all Job had before was increased by the Lord twice as much.


There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil.


For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.

Come, let us go back to the Lord; for he has given us wounds and he will make us well; he has given blows and he will give help.


And Job said in answer to the Lord,

A voice is sounding on the open hilltops, the weeping and the prayers of the children of Israel; because their way is twisted, they have not kept the Lord their God in mind.


For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.


With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised.


And of cattle he had seven thousand sheep and goats, and three thousand camels, and a thousand oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and a very great number of servants. And the man was greater than any of the sons of the east.


The blessing of him who was near to destruction came on me, and I put a song of joy into the widow's heart.


You have been kind to me, and your grace has been with me, and your care has kept my spirit safe.


With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised.


There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil.


References

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