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19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and engulfed the house so that the roof fell in on them and all are dead; and I alone escaped to tell you.”

20 Then Job stood up and tore his robe in grief[a] and fell down upon the ground before God. 21 “I came naked from my mother’s womb,” he said, “and I shall have nothing when I die. The Lord gave me everything I had, and they were his to take away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

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  1. Job 1:20 tore his robe in grief, literally, “tore his robe and shaved his head.”

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