The Complete Bible: An American Translation

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THE BOOK OF JOB

JOBS CALAMITIES, 1:1-3:1

THERE was a man in tG land of1 Uz whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and he feared God and shunned wickedness. Now there were2 born to him seven sons and three daughters. And his property was seven3 thousand sheep and three thousand camels and five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred she-asses and a very large number of slaves. So that man was the greatest of all the people of the East. His sons would go and hold a4 feast in the house of each one on his day; and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When the days of feasting had5 gone round, Job would send and sanctify them, and he would get up early in the morning and offer sacrifices according to the number of them all; for Job said, "Perhaps my children have sinned, And cursed God in their thoughts."

Thus would Job do always.

Now one day when the heavenly be-6 ings had come to stand in the presence of the LORD, and the Satan too had Come among them, the LORD said to7 the Satan, "Whence do you come?"

And the Satan answered the LORD, saying, "From roaming in the earth and from going to and fro therein."

Then the LORD said to the Satan,8"Have you noticed my servant Job, That there is none like him in the earth, A man perfect and upright, who fears God and shuns wickedness?"

But the Satan answered the LORD,9 saying, "Has Job feared God for nothing? Hast thou not hedged him round10 about, And his house and all that belongs to him? Thou hast blessed the labor of his hands; And his wealth has spread abroad in the land. But now, put forth thy hand, 11 And touch whatsoever he has: He will curse thee to thy face!"

So the LORD said to the Satan, 12"Behold, all that he has is in your power; Only upon himself you shall not lay your hand."

Then the Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

Now one day when his sons and 13 daughters were eating and were drinking wine in the house of their oldest brother, a messenger came to Job, say- 14 ing, "While the oxen were plowing, And the she-asses grazing close by, The Sabeans fell upon them and seized 15 them, And put the servants to the sword; And I only have escaped alone to tell you."

While he was still speaking, another 16 came, saying, "The fire of God fell down from the heavens, And burned up the flocks and the servants and consumed them; And I only have escaped alone to tell you."

While he was still speaking, another 17 came, saying, "The Chaldeans formed three divisions, And swooped down upon the camels and seized them, And put the servants to the sword; And I only have escaped alone to tell you."

While he was still speaking, another 18 came, saying, "As your sons and your daughters were eating And were drinking wine in the house of their oldest brother, A mighty wind came from beyond the 19 wilderness, And smote the four comers of the house, So that it fell upon the young folks and they died.

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The Complete Bible: An American Translation
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • The Old Testament - An American Translation xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Publisher's Note xvi
  • Part I - The Pentateuch *
  • The Book of Genesis 1
  • The Book of Exodus 51
  • The Book of Leviticus 90
  • The Book of Numbers 118
  • The Book of Deuteronomy 158
  • Part II - The Historical Books 193
  • The Book of Joshua 195
  • The Book of Judges 218
  • The Book of Ruth 243
  • The First Book of Samuel 247
  • The Second Book of Samuel 281
  • The First Book of Kings 310
  • The Second Book of Kings 342
  • The First Book of Chronicles 373
  • The Second Book of Chronicles 400
  • The Book of Ezra 434
  • The Book of Nehemiah 444
  • The Book of Esther 458
  • Part III - The Poetical Books 467
  • The Book of Job 469
  • The Psalms 500
  • The Book of Proverbs 581
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes 611
  • The Song of Songs 619
  • Part IV - The Books of the Prophets 625
  • The Book of Isaiah 627
  • The Book of Jeremiah 690
  • The Book of Lamentations 753
  • The Book of Ezekiel 761
  • The Book of Daniel 810
  • The Book of Hosea 826
  • The Book of Joel 836
  • The Book of Amos 840
  • The Book of Obadiah 848
  • The Book of Jonah 850
  • The Book of Micah 852
  • The Book of Nahum 858
  • The Book of Habakkuk 861
  • The Book of Zephaniah 864
  • The Book of Haggai 868
  • The Book of Zechariah 870
  • The Book of Malachi 880
  • The Apocrypha - An American Translation i
  • Preface ii
  • The First Book of Esdras 1
  • The Second Book of Esdras 16
  • The Book of Tobit 45
  • The Book of Judith 55
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther 69
  • The Wisdom of Solomon 73
  • The Wisdom of Sirach 91
  • The Book of Baruch 137
  • The Story of Susanna 144
  • The Song of the Three Children 147
  • The Story of Bel and the Dragon 150
  • The Prayer of Manasseh 152
  • The First Book of Maccabees 153
  • The Second Book of Maccabees 182
  • The New Testament - An American Translation i
  • Preface iii
  • The Gospel According to Matthew 1
  • The Gospel According to Mark 32
  • The Gospel According to Luke 52
  • The Gospel According to John 85
  • The Acts of the Apostles 111
  • The Letter to the Romans 142
  • The First Letter to the Corinthians 155
  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians 168
  • The Letter to the Galatians 176
  • The Letter to the Ephesians 181
  • The Letter to the Philippians 185
  • Letter to the Colossians 188
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians 191
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians 194
  • The First Letter to Timothy 196
  • The Second Letter to Timothy 200
  • The Letter to Titus 203
  • The Letter to Philemon 205
  • The Letter to the Hebrews 206
  • The Letter of James 216
  • The First Letter of Peter 219
  • The Second Letter of Peter 223
  • The First Letter of John 226
  • The Second Letter of John 230
  • The Third Letter of John 231
  • The Letter of Jude 232
  • The Revelation of John 233
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