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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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