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Reformation Study Bible – Job 1:20–22
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Job 1:20–22

1:20–22 Job utters a wisdom poem that portrays the wisdom of quiet submission to the secret will of God. Everything belongs to the Creator who gave it. God’s people must praise Him for whatever He does with what is His. The word “blessed,” (or “praised,” v. 21) is the same used in v. 11 for “cursed.” By using it here, the author is stressing how Job has frustrated Satan’s predictions in v. 11. But v. 22 implies the testing is not yet over.