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1:5 consecrate them. Job was rightly concerned for the spiritual welfare of his children.
offer burnt offerings. By this means of grace the patriarch Job, like Abraham (Gen. 15:9, 10), filled the role of priest for the family, consecrating his children to the Lord.
cursed God in their hearts. The Hebrew reads lit. “blessed God,” but that is a euphemism. Cursing God was a sin about which Job himself would be tested (v. 11).