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



"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.

My life is consumed by sorrow, my years with groaning. My strength has faltered because of my iniquity; my bones have been consumed.


and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed."


"When people heard me speak, they blessed me; when people saw me, they approved me, because I delivered the poor who were crying for help, along with orphans who had no one to help them. Those who were about to die blessed me, and I made widows sing for joy. read more.
I put on righteousness like clothing; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban. I served as eyes for the blind and feet for the lame. I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know. I broke the fangs of the wicked, and made him drop the prey."

"If I refused to grant the desire of the poor or exhausted the eyes of the widow, if I ate my meals by myself without feeding orphans, (even a poor man had grown up with me as if I were his father, and even though I had guided the widow from the time I was born), read more.
if I've observed someone who is about to die for lack of clothes or if I have no clothing to give to the poor, if he hadn't thanked me from the bottom of his heart, if he had not been warmed by wool from my sheep, if I've raised my hand against an orphan when I thought I would against him in court, then let my arm fall from its socket; and may my arm be torn off at the shoulder. For I'm terrified of what calamity God may have in store for me; and I cannot endure his grandeur."


like when I was in my prime and God trusted me with his secrets!


Those who were about to die blessed me, and I made widows sing for joy.


Haven't I wept for the one who is going through hard times? Haven't I grieved for the needy?


As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."

"Come, let us return to the LORD; even though he has torn us, he will heal us. Even though he has wounded us, he will bind our wounds.

I confess my iniquity, and my sin troubles me.

Job replied to the LORD:

"A voice is heard on the barren heights, the weeping and pleading of the children of Israel because they have perverted their way. They have forgotten the LORD their God."


"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.

"Won't you keep me safe in the afterlife? Conceal me until your anger subsides. Set an appointment for me, then remember me.

"Who will grant my wish? I wish God would grant what I'm hoping for: that God would just be willing to crush me; that he would let loose and eliminate me! At least I could still take comfort and rejoice in unceasing anguish, for I didn't conceal what the Holy One has to say. read more.
"Do I have the strength to wait? And why should I be patient?

"Men have harsh servitude on earth, do they not? His days are like those of a hired laborer, are they not? I'm like a servant who longs for the shade, like a hired laborer who is looking for his wages. Truly I've been allotted months of emptiness; nights of trouble have been appointed for me.

I would rather die by strangulation than continue living. I hate the thought of living forever! Leave me alone, because my days are pointless."


The LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil. He remains firm in his integrity, even though you have been urging me to overwhelm him without cause."

My feet stay where his footsteps lead; I kept on his pathway and haven't turned aside. I haven't wandered away from the commands that he has spoken; I've treasured what he has said more than my own meals."


"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.

My life is consumed by sorrow, my years with groaning. My strength has faltered because of my iniquity; my bones have been consumed.


"As for me, I know that my Vindicator is alive; And he, the Last One, will take his stand on the soil.


"As for me, I know that my Vindicator is alive; And he, the Last One, will take his stand on the soil.


When their time of feasting had concluded, Job would rise early in the morning to send for them and consecrate them to God. He would offer a burnt offering for each one, because Job thought, "Perhaps my children sinned by cursing God in their hearts." Job did this time and again.



When their time of feasting had concluded, Job would rise early in the morning to send for them and consecrate them to God. He would offer a burnt offering for each one, because Job thought, "Perhaps my children sinned by cursing God in their hearts." Job did this time and again.

Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job lived in that land, they would only save their own lives on account of their righteousness," declares the Lord GOD.

The LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil. He remains firm in his integrity, even though you have been urging me to overwhelm him without cause."

Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil."

There once was a man in the land of Uz named Job. The man was blameless as well as upright. He feared God and kept away from evil.

even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were among them, as I live" says the Lord GOD, "they couldn't save their own sons or daughters. They would only save their own souls due to their own righteousness."


But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.

We consider those who endured to be blessed. You have heard about Job's endurance and have seen the purpose of the Lord that the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Then Job stood up, tore his robe, shaved his head, fell to the ground, bowed very low, and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed." Job neither sinned nor charged God with wrongdoing in all of this.


Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings.

He also had seven sons and three daughters.


So Satan left the LORD's presence and struck Job with terrible boils from the sole of his feet to the top of his head. Job took a broken piece of pottery to scrape himself while sitting among the ashes. Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!" read more.
But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.

Some time later, when his children were celebrating in their oldest brother's house, a messenger approached Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the female donkeys were grazing nearby when the Sabeans attacked, captured the servants, and killed them with swords. I alone escaped to tell you!" read more.
While this messenger was still speaking, another came and announced, "A lightning storm struck and incinerated the flock and the servants while they were eating. I alone escaped to tell you!" While this messenger was still speaking, another came and announced, "The Chaldeans formed three companies, raided the camels, captured the servants, and killed them with swords. Only I alone escaped to tell you." While this messenger was still speaking, another came and announced, "Your children were celebrating in their oldest brother's house when a strong wind came straight out of the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people, and they died. I alone escaped to tell you!"


Then Job replied to the LORD. He said: "I must look insignificant to you! How can I answer you? I'm speechless. I spoke once, but I can't answer; I tried a second time, but I won't do so anymore."

Job replied to the LORD: "I know that you can do anything and nothing that you plan is impossible. You asked, "Who is this that darkens counsel without knowledge?' Well now, I have talked about what I don't understand awesome things beyond me that I don't know. read more.
Listen now, and I will speak for myself; I'll interrogate you and then inform me. I've heard you with my ears; and now I've seen you with my eyes. As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."



The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed. Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings. The LORD blessed Job during the latter part of his life more than the former, since he owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. read more.
He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first daughter Jemima, the second Keziah, and the name of the third was Keren-happuch. No one could find more beautiful women in the whole land than Job's daughters. Their father gave them their inheritance along with their brothers. Job lived 140 years after this, and saw his children and grandchildren to the fourth generation.


Job lived 140 years after this, and saw his children and grandchildren to the fourth generation. Then Job died at an old age, having lived a full life.


When Job's three friends heard all these tragedies that happened to him, they each traveled from their home towns to visit him. Eliphaz came from Teman, Bildad came from Shuah, and Zophar came from Naamath. They met together and went to console and comfort him. Observing him from a distance, at first they didn't even recognize him, so they raised their voices and burst into tears. They each ripped their robes, threw ashes into the air on their heads, and sat with Job on the ground for a full week without saying a word, since they could see the great extent of his anguish.


In response, Job said: "How long do you intend to keep torturing me and trying to break me by what you're saying? Ten times you've tried to humiliate me! You're not ashamed to wrong me! read more.
Even if it's true that I've erred, my error only affects me. If you really intend to vaunt yourselves over me, and make my problems the basis of your case against me, then at least you must know that God has accused me of wrong, and trapped me with his net." "Although I cried out "Violence!' I received no answer; I cried for help, but there was no justice. He blocked my path, so I cannot pass; and he turned out the lights on my pathways. "He has stripped me of my honor; he has stolen the crown off my head! He is breaking me down on every side, and now it's too late for me; he has uprooted my hopes like a tree. His anger burns against me; he regards me as his adversary. His troops march in a column against me, erecting their siege ramps against me; they surround my tent." "My brothers are alienated from me; my acquaintances are estranged; my relatives have failed me; and my friends have abandoned me. Those who live in my house and my maidservants, too! treat me like a stranger; they think I'm a foreigner. "I call to my servant, but he doesn't respond, even though I beg to him earnestly. My wife says my breath stinks; even my children say I smell bad! Even little children hate me; when I get up, they mock me. My closest friends detest me; even the ones I love have turned against me. I'm a pile of skin and bones; I have barely escaped by the skin of my teeth." "Be gracious to me, be gracious to me, my friends, because God's hand has struck me. Why are you chasing me, as God has been doing? Aren't you satisfied that I'm sick? If only my words were written down; if only they were inscribed in a book using an iron stylus with lead for ink! Then they'd be engraved in rock forever. "As for me, I know that my Vindicator is alive; And he, the Last One, will take his stand on the soil. Even after my skin has been destroyed, clothed in my flesh I will see God, whom I will see for myself. My own eyes will look at him there won't be anyone else for me! He is the culmination of my innermost desire."


Some time later, when his children were celebrating in their oldest brother's house, a messenger approached Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the female donkeys were grazing nearby when the Sabeans attacked, captured the servants, and killed them with swords. I alone escaped to tell you!" read more.
While this messenger was still speaking, another came and announced, "A lightning storm struck and incinerated the flock and the servants while they were eating. I alone escaped to tell you!" While this messenger was still speaking, another came and announced, "The Chaldeans formed three companies, raided the camels, captured the servants, and killed them with swords. Only I alone escaped to tell you."


"But now they mock me; men who are far younger than I, whose fathers I would have hated to entrust with my own sheep dogs. Furthermore, what could I have gained from men whose strength is gone? Unproductive due to poverty and hunger, they could only scratch in parched soil, devastated and desolated. read more.
"They would pluck off herbs from salt marshes to eat; and roots of the broom shrub for food. Driven away from human company, they were shouted at as though they were thieves. They lived in the most dangerous of ravines, in holes in the ground, and among rocks. They bray like donkeys among the bushes and huddle together under the desert weeds. Sons of fools and of uncertain reputation, they have been driven from the land by scourging." "Now, I've become the object of their mocking melodies; I'm nothing but a fool's proverb to them! They abhor me they keep their distance from me; but they don't refrain from spitting at the sight of me.


While this messenger was still speaking, another came and announced, "Your children were celebrating in their oldest brother's house when a strong wind came straight out of the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people, and they died. I alone escaped to tell you!"


In response, Job said: "I've heard many things like this. What miserable comforters you all are! Will windy words like yours never end? What is upsetting you that you keep on arguing?


We consider those who endured to be blessed. You have heard about Job's endurance and have seen the purpose of the Lord that the Lord is compassionate and merciful.


The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed.


So Satan left the LORD's presence and struck Job with terrible boils from the sole of his feet to the top of his head. Job took a broken piece of pottery to scrape himself while sitting among the ashes. Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!"


His livestock included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and many servants. Indeed, the man's stature greatly exceeded that of many people who lived in the East.


There once was a man in the land of Uz named Job. The man was blameless as well as upright. He feared God and kept away from evil.


I served as eyes for the blind and feet for the lame. I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know.


"Men have harsh servitude on earth, do they not? His days are like those of a hired laborer, are they not? I'm like a servant who longs for the shade, like a hired laborer who is looking for his wages. Truly I've been allotted months of emptiness; nights of trouble have been appointed for me.

So why did you bring me out from the womb? I wish I had died, before anyone had seen me, as if I had never existed; carried from the womb to the grave. My days are so few, aren't they? So leave me alone, then, so I can smile a little


I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know.


"If I've refused to help my male and female servants when they complain against me, what will I do when God stands up to act? When he asks the questions, how will I answer him? The one who made me in the womb made them, too, didn't he? Didn't the same one prepare each of us in the womb?"


We consider those who endured to be blessed. You have heard about Job's endurance and have seen the purpose of the Lord that the Lord is compassionate and merciful.



Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil."


and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed."

We consider those who endured to be blessed. You have heard about Job's endurance and have seen the purpose of the Lord that the Lord is compassionate and merciful.


There once was a man in the land of Uz named Job. The man was blameless as well as upright. He feared God and kept away from evil.


There once was a man in the land of Uz named Job. The man was blameless as well as upright. He feared God and kept away from evil.


because I delivered the poor who were crying for help, along with orphans who had no one to help them. Those who were about to die blessed me, and I made widows sing for joy. I put on righteousness like clothing; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban. read more.
I served as eyes for the blind and feet for the lame. I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know.



Then Job stood up, tore his robe, shaved his head, fell to the ground, bowed very low, and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed."


The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed.


There once was a man in the land of Uz named Job. The man was blameless as well as upright. He feared God and kept away from evil.


As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."

"Come, let us return to the LORD; even though he has torn us, he will heal us. Even though he has wounded us, he will bind our wounds.

I confess my iniquity, and my sin troubles me.

Job replied to the LORD:

"A voice is heard on the barren heights, the weeping and pleading of the children of Israel because they have perverted their way. They have forgotten the LORD their God."


As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."


and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed."


His livestock included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and many servants. Indeed, the man's stature greatly exceeded that of many people who lived in the East.


Those who were about to die blessed me, and I made widows sing for joy.


You gave life and gracious love to me; your providential care has preserved my spirit.


and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed."


There once was a man in the land of Uz named Job. The man was blameless as well as upright. He feared God and kept away from evil.


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