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I. Prologue

Chapter 1

Job’s Piety. In the land of Uz[a] there was a blameless and upright man named Job,(A) who feared God and avoided evil.

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  1. 1:1 Uz: somewhere in Edom or Arabia; see Lam 4:21. Job: the name probably means “Where is the (divine) father?” In Hebrew it is almost a homonym with the word for “enemy” (see note on 13:24; cf. 33:10).


In the land of Uz(A) there lived a man whose name was Job.(B) This man was blameless(C) and upright;(D) he feared God(E) and shunned evil.(F)

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