19 Suddenly a powerful wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people so that they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

20 Then Job stood up, tore(A) his robe, and shaved(B) his head.[a] He fell to the ground and worshiped, 21 saying:

Naked I came from my mother’s womb,(C)
and naked I will leave this life.[b](D)
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.
Praise the name of Yahweh.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 1:20 This custom demonstrated mourning.
  2. Job 1:21 Lit will return there; Ps 139:13,15

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