(A)Now there was a day when the [a](B)sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and [b]Satan also came among them. The Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “(C)From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” The Lord said to Satan, “Have you [c]considered (D)My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, (E)a blameless and upright man, [d]fearing God and turning away from evil.” Then (F)Satan answered the [e]Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 (G)Have You not made a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? (H)You have blessed the work of his hands, and his (I)possessions have increased in the land. 11 (J)But reach out with Your hand now and (K)touch all that he has; he will certainly curse You to Your face.” 12 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your [f]power; only do not reach out and put your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the Lord.

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  1. Job 1:6 I.e., prob. angels
  2. Job 1:6 Heb ha-satan; i.e., the adversary, and so throughout the ch
  3. Job 1:8 Lit set your heart on
  4. Job 1:8 Or revering
  5. Job 1:9 Lit Lord and said
  6. Job 1:12 Lit hand

Job Loses His Health

(A)Again, there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and [a]Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” The Lord said to Satan, “Have you [b]considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man [c]fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still (B)holds firm to his integrity, although you incited Me against him to [d]ruin him without cause.” Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has, he will give for his life. (C)However, reach out with Your hand now, and (D)touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face!” So the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your [e]power, only spare his life.”

Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and struck Job with (E)severe boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head. And Job took a piece of pottery to scrape himself while (F)he was sitting in the ashes.

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold firm your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 But he said to her, “You are speaking as one of the foolish women speaks. (G)Shall we actually accept good from God but not accept adversity?” (H)Despite all this, Job did not sin with his lips.

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  1. Job 2:1 Heb ha-satan; i.e., the adversary, and so throughout the ch
  2. Job 2:3 Lit set your heart to
  3. Job 2:3 Or revering
  4. Job 2:3 Lit swallow him up
  5. Job 2:6 Lit hand

12 How you have (A)fallen from heaven,
You [a](B)star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who defeated the nations!
13 But you said in your heart,
‘I will (C)ascend to heaven;
I will (D)raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
(E)I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 Nevertheless you (F)will be brought down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
16 Those who see you will stare at you,
They will [b]closely examine you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world like a (G)wilderness
And overthrew its cities,
Who (H)did not [c]allow his prisoners to go home?’
18 All the kings of the nations lie in glory,
Each in his own [d]tomb.
19 But you have been (I)hurled out of your tomb
Like [e]a rejected branch,
[f]Clothed with those killed who have been pierced with a sword,
Who go down to the stones of the (J)pit
Like a (K)trampled corpse.
20 You will not be united with them in burial,
Because you have ruined your country,
You have killed your people.
May the (L)descendants of evildoers never be mentioned.

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  1. Isaiah 14:12 Heb Helel; i.e., shining one
  2. Isaiah 14:16 Lit show themselves attentive to
  3. Isaiah 14:17 Lit open
  4. Isaiah 14:18 Lit house
  5. Isaiah 14:19 Lit an abhorred branch
  6. Isaiah 14:19 Or As the clothing of those who are slain

(A)See to it that there is no one who takes you captive through (B)philosophy and empty deception in accordance with human tradition, in accordance with the (C)elementary principles of the world, [a]rather than in accordance with Christ. For in Him all the (D)fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been (E)made [b]complete, and (F)He is the head [c]over every (G)ruler and authority; 11 and in Him (H)you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without hands, in the removal of (I)the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been (J)buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also (K)raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who (L)raised Him from the dead. 13 And [d]when you were (M)dead [e]in your wrongdoings and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He (N)made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our wrongdoings, 14 having canceled (O)the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and (P)He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had [f](Q)disarmed the (R)rulers and authorities, He (S)made a public display of them, having (T)triumphed over them through [g]Him.

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  1. Colossians 2:8 Lit and not
  2. Colossians 2:10 Lit full
  3. Colossians 2:10 Lit of
  4. Colossians 2:13 Or although
  5. Colossians 2:13 Or by reason of
  6. Colossians 2:15 Or divested Himself of
  7. Colossians 2:15 Or it; i.e., the cross

But (A)to each one of us (B)grace was given (C)according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore [a]it says,

(D)When He ascended on high,
He (E)led captive the captives,
And He gave gifts to people.”

(Now this expression, “He (F)ascended,” what [b]does it mean except that He also [c]had descended into (G)the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended (H)far above all the heavens, so that He might (I)fill all things.)

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  1. Ephesians 4:8 Or He
  2. Ephesians 4:9 Lit is it except
  3. Ephesians 4:9 One early ms had first descended

18 You have (A)ascended on high, You have (B)led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among people,
Even among the rebellious as well, that [a]the Lord God may dwell there.

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily (C)bears our burden,
(D)The God who is our salvation. Selah

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  1. Psalm 68:18 Heb Yah