Amplified Bible

Job 1

Job’s Character and Wealth

1[a]There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God [with reverence] and abstained from and turned away from evil [because he honored God]. Seven sons and three daughters were born to him. He also possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke (pairs) of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very great number of servants, so that this man was the greatest [and wealthiest and most respected] of all the men of the east (northern Arabia). His sons used to go [in turn] and feast in the house of each one on his [b]day, and they would send word and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When the days of their feasting were over, Job would send [for them] and consecrate them, rising early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and [c]cursed God in their hearts.” Job did this at all [such] times.

Now there was a day when the sons of God (angels) came to present themselves before the [d]Lord, and Satan (adversary, accuser) also came among them. The Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Then Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming around on the earth and from walking around on it.” The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God].” Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not put a hedge [of protection] around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands [and conferred prosperity and happiness upon him], and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But put forth Your hand now and touch (destroy) all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face.” 12 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that Job has is in your power, only do not put your hand on the man himself.” So Satan departed from the presence of the Lord.

Satan Allowed to Test Job

13 Now there was a day when Job’s sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 14 and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them, 15 and the [e]Sabeans attacked and swooped down on them and took away the animals. They also killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 16 While he was still speaking, another [messenger] also came and said, “The fire of God (lightning) has fallen from the heavens and has burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 17 While he was still speaking, another [messenger] also came and said, “The [f]Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and have taken them away and have killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 18 While he was still speaking, another [messenger] also came and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19 and suddenly, a great wind came from across the desert, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

20 Then Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head [in mourning for the children], and he fell to the ground and worshiped [God]. 21 He said,

“Naked (without possessions) I came [into this world] from my mother’s womb,
And naked I will return there.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.

Notas al pie

  1. Job 1:1 The written structure of this book is unusual because it combines prose and poetry. No other book in the Bible uses this prose-poetry-prose pattern. Chapters 1 and 2 are prose, and introduce the poetic monologues and dialogues that comprise the essence of the story of Job. The opening verse of each of the intervening chapters is also prose as is the denouement in ch 42:7-17. A slightly longer introductory prose section is in ch 32:1-6a. Job is probably the most ancient book in the Bible and in addition to its biblical message it is highly regarded as a literary masterpiece.
  2. Job 1:4 Lit house of each man his day. It has been inferred by some that his refers to Job, and that his day was Job’s birthday or some other special occasion for him. But the Hebrew wording indicates instead that his refers to each of the brothers in turn, and since there were seven of them, it follows that they held a banquet every day of the week, rotating from house to house, as is also indicated in v 5. This is evidence both of the brothers’ prosperity and the close relationship they maintained with one another.
  3. Job 1:5 Lit blessed, a euphemism for “cursed.” The very idea of cursing God was so repugnant and sacrilegious to the godly that they would not use the word in speech or thought.
  4. Job 1:6 Heb YHWH (Yahweh), and so throughout chs 1, 2, 12, 38, 40, 42.
  5. Job 1:15 Terrorizing robbers from SW Arabia.
  6. Job 1:17 Marauding nomads from the Arabian desert. Much later the Chaldeans became the dominant people in the Babylonian Empire.

Korean Living Bible

욥기 1

욥과 그의 가족

1우스 땅에 욥이라는 사람이 살고 있었다. 그는 진실하고 정직하며 하나님을 두려운 마음으로 섬기고 악을 멀리하는 사람이었다.

그에게는 일곱 아들과 세 딸이 있었으며

그의 소유는 양 7,000마리, 낙타 3,000마리, 소 [a]1,000마리, 암나귀 500마리였다. 그리고 그는 많은 종도 거느리고 있어서 사실 동방에서 제일 가는 부자였다.

욥의 아들들은 각자 생일이 돌아오면 자기 집에 잔치를 베풀고 형제들과 누이들을 모두 초대하여 함께 먹고 마시며 즐겼다.

그 잔치가 끝날 때마다 욥은 그의 자녀들을 불러다가 그들을 성결하게 하고 아침 일찍 일어나 자녀 수대로 불에 태워 바치는 번제를 드렸다. 이것은 그가 “혹시 내 아들들이 범죄하여 마음으로라도 하나님을 떠나지 않았을까?” 하고 생각했기 때문이었다.

욥의 첫번째 시험

어느 날 [b]천사들이 여호와 앞에 나와 섰을 때 고소자인 사탄도 그들 가운데 와 있었다.

그때 여호와께서 사탄에게 물었다. “네가 어디서 왔느냐?” “땅을 두루 돌아다니다가 왔습니다.”

“네가 내 종 욥을 주의하여 보았느냐? 그처럼 진실하고 정직하며 나를 두려운 마음으로 섬기고 악을 멀리하는 사람은 세상에 없다.”

“욥이 하나님을 두려운 마음으로 섬기는 데에 어찌 이유가 없겠습니까?

10 주께서는 항상 그와 그 가정과 그의 재산을 보호하고 그가 하는 모든 일에 축복해 주셔서 그의 가축이 온 땅을 덮을 만큼 부자가 되게 하셨습니다.

11 그러나 그가 소유한 모든 것을 한번 빼앗아 보십시오. 그러면 당장 그가 정면으로 주를 저주할 것입니다.”

12 “좋다. 네가 그의 소유를 네 마음대로 하여라. 그러나 그의 몸에는 손을 대지 말아라.” 그래서 사탄은 곧 여호와 앞에서 물러갔다.

13 하루는 욥의 자녀들이 맏형의 집에 모여 식사를 같이하며 포도주를 마시고 있었다.

14 이때 한 [c]종이 욥에게 달려와서 말하였다. “우리는 소로 밭을 갈고 있었고 나귀는 주변 목초지에서 풀을 뜯어 먹고 있었습니다. 그런데

15 갑자기 스바 사람들이 우리를 기습하여 소와 나귀를 다 빼앗아 가고 종들을 죽였습니다. 그래서 나만 이렇게 간신히 살아나와 주인께 보고하러 왔습니다.”

16 그의 말이 미처 끝나기도 전에 또 한 종이 와서 말하였다. “하나님의 불이 하늘에서 내려와 양떼와 종들을 모조리 태워 죽였습니다. 그래서 나만 이렇게 간신히 살아나와 주인께 보고하러 왔습니다.”

17 그의 말이 미처 끝나기도 전에 또 한 종이 와서 말하였다. “갈대아 사람들이 갑자기 우리를 기습하여 종들을 죽이고 낙타를 모조리 끌어갔습니다. 그래서 나만 이렇게 간신히 살아나와 주인께 보고하러 왔습니다.”

18 그의 말이 미처 끝나기도 전에 또 다른 한 종이 와서 말하였다. “주인의 자녀들이 맏아들의 집에서 식사를 같이하며 포도주를 마시고 있었는데

19 갑자기 사막에서 태풍이 불어와 집 네 모퉁이가 무너져내려 그들이 다 죽고 말았습니다. 그래서 나만 이렇게 간신히 살아나와 주인께 보고하러 왔습니다.”

20 그러자 욥은 일어나 자기 옷을 찢고 머리털을 밀고 땅에 엎드려 여호와께 경배하며

21 이렇게 말하였다. “내가 태어날 때 아무것도 가져온 것 없었으니 죽을 때에도 아무것도 가져가지 못하리라. 주신 자도 여호와시요 가져가신 자도 여호와시니 여호와의 이름이 찬양을 받으시기 원하노라.”

22 이 모든 일을 당하고도 욥은 범죄하거나 하나님을 원망하지 않았다.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:3 또는 ‘500겨리’
  2. 1:6 원문에는 ‘하나님의 아들들이’
  3. 1:14 또는 ‘사자가’