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Job 1:6–12

1:6–12 This is the first of two scenes in heaven depicting the divine council and focusing on the encounter between God (Yahweh) and Satan. Satan is more than prosecutor. He opposes the will of God, in keeping with the role of the serpent in Gen. 3. In v. 9 he questions Job’s religious motive. The use of “Yahweh,” the covenant name of God, throughout chs. 1 and 2 (also in 38:1; 40:1; and ch. 42) indicates that God was in a covenant relation with Job in love and mercy from first to last.