Job

Job 1 (BBT Translation)

I. The Prologue (1:1-2:13) Job’s Good Life 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. And that man was pure and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. 1:2 Seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 1:3 His possessions included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys; in addition he had a very great household. Thus he was the greatest of all the people in the east. 1:4 Now his sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one in turn, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. 1:5 When the days of their feasting were finished, Job

Job 2 (BBT Translation)

Satan’s Additional Charge 2:1 Again the day came when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also arrived among them to present himself before the LORD. 2:2 And the LORD said to Satan, “Where do you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roving about on the earth, and from walking back and forth across it.” 2:3 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil. And he still holds firmly to his integrity, so that you stirred me up to destroy him without reason.” 2:4 But Satan answered the LORD, “Skin for skin!

Job 3 (BBT Translation)

Job Regrets His Birth 3:1 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day he was born. 3:2 Job spoke up and said: 3:3 “Let the day on which I was born perish, and the night that said, ‘A man has been conceived!’ 3:4 That day – let it be darkness; let not God on high regard it, nor let light shine on it! 3:5 Let darkness and the deepest shadow claim it; let a cloud settle on it; let whatever blackens the day terrify it! 3:6 That night – let darkness seize it; let it not be included among the days of the year; let it not enter among the number of the months! 3:7 Indeed, let that night be barren; let no shout of joy penetrate it! 3:8 Let those who curse the day curse it – those who are

Job 4 (BBT Translation)

Eliphaz Begins to Speak 4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered: 4:2 “If someone should attempt a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can refrain from speaking? 4:3 Look, you have instructed many; you have strengthened feeble hands. 4:4 Your words have supported those who stumbled, and you have strengthened the knees that gave way. 4:5 But now the same thing comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are terrified. 4:6 Is not your piety your confidence, and your blameless ways your hope? 4:7 Call to mind now: Who, being innocent, ever perished? And where were upright people ever destroyed? 4:8 Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble reap the same. 4:9 By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger they are consumed. 4:10 There is the roaring of

Job 5 (BBT Translation)

5:1 “Call now! Is there anyone who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn? 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish person, and anger slays the silly one. 5:3 I myself have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his place of residence. 5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed at the place where judgment is rendered, nor is there anyone to deliver them. 5:5 The hungry eat up his harvest, and take it even from behind the thorns, and the thirsty swallow up their fortune. 5:6 For evil does not come up from the dust, nor does trouble spring up from the ground, 5:7 but people are born to trouble, as surely as the sparks fly upward. Blessings for the One Who Seeks God 5:8 “But as for me, I would

Job 6 (BBT Translation)

Job Replies to Eliphaz 6:1 Then Job responded: 6:2 “Oh, if only my grief could be weighed, and my misfortune laid on the scales too! 6:3 But because it is heavier than the sand of the sea, that is why my words have been wild. 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; my spirit drinks their poison; God’s sudden terrors are arrayed against me. Complaints Reflect Suffering 6:5 “Does the wild donkey bray when it is near grass? Or does the ox low near its fodder? 6:6 Can food that is tasteless be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? 6:7 I have refused to touch such things; they are like loathsome food to me. A Cry for Death 6:8 “Oh that my request would be realized, and that God would grant me

Job 7 (BBT Translation)

The Brevity of Life 7:1 “Does not humanity have hard service on earth? Are not their days also like the days of a hired man? 7:2 Like a servant longing for the evening shadow, and like a hired man looking for his wages, 7:3 thus I have been made to inherit months of futility, and nights of sorrow have been appointed to me. 7:4 If I lie down, I say, ‘When will I arise?’, and the night stretches on and I toss and turn restlessly until the day dawns. 7:5 My body is clothed with worms and dirty scabs; my skin is broken and festering. 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle and they come to an end without hope. 7:7 Remember that my life is but a breath, that my eyes will never again see happiness. 7:8 The eye of him who

Job 8 (BBT Translation)

Bildad’s First Speech to Job 8:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite spoke up and said: 8:2 “How long will you speak these things, seeing that the words of your mouth are like a great wind? 8:3 Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right? 8:4 If your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin. 8:5 But if you will look to God, and make your supplication to the Almighty, 8:6 if you become pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself for you, and will restore your righteous abode. 8:7 Your beginning will seem so small, since your future will flourish. 8:8 “For inquire now of the former generation, and pay attention to the findings of their ancestors; 8:9 For we were born yesterday and do not have knowledge, since our days on earth

Job 9 (BBT Translation)

Job’s Reply to Bildad 9:1 Then Job answered: 9:2 “Truly, I know that this is so. But how can a human be just before God? 9:3 If someone wishes to contend with him, he cannot answer him one time in a thousand. 9:4 He is wise in heart and mighty in strength – who has resisted him and remained safe? 9:5 He who removes mountains suddenly, who overturns them in his anger; 9:6 he who shakes the earth out of its place so that its pillars tremble; 9:7 he who commands the sun and it does not shine and seals up the stars; 9:8 he alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea; 9:9 he makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky; 9:10 he does great and unsearchable things, and wonderful things

Job 10 (BBT Translation)

An Appeal for Revelation 10:1 “I am weary of my life; I will complain without restraint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 10:2 I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me; tell me why you are contending with me.’ 10:3 Is it good for you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands, while you smile on the schemes of the wicked? Motivations of God 10:4 “Do you have eyes of flesh, or do you see as a human being sees? 10:5 Are your days like the days of a mortal, or your years like the years of a mortal, 10:6 that you must search out my iniquity, and inquire about my sin, 10:7 although you know that I am not guilty, and that there is no one who can deliver out of your hand? Contradictions in God’s Dealings 10:8 “Your