19 And behold, there came a great wind from beyond the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, which fell upon the children, and they are dead, and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

20 Then Job arose, and [a]rent his garment, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

21 And said, (A)Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return [b]thither: the Lord hath given, and the Lord hath taken it: [c]blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 1:20 Which came not of impatience, but declareth that the children of God are not insensible like blocks, but that in their patience they feel affliction and grief of mind: yet they keep a mean herein, and rebel not against God, as the wicked do.
  2. Job 1:21 That is, into the belly of the earth, which is the mother of all.
  3. Job 1:21 Hereby he confesseth that God is just, and good, although his hand be sore upon him.

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