Job Chapter 1

Both of these texts are updates that come from Public Domain sources. The Septuagint comes from the Brenton Septuagint Translation. The Masoretic Translation comes from the King James Version + Apocrypha.

Septuagint

1 There was a certain man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and the man was true, blameless, righteous, and godly, abstaining from everything evil. 2 And he had seven sons and three daughters. 3 And his cattle consisted of seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred she-donkeys in the pastures, and a very great household, and he had a great agricultural operation on the earth; and that man was most noble of the men of the east. 4 And his sons visiting one another prepared a banquet every day, taking with them also their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 And when the days of the banquet were completed, Job appointed and purified them, having risen up in the morning, and offered sacrifices for them, according to their number, and one calf for a sin-offering for their souls: for Job was motivated by fear and said: " perhaps my sons have thought evil in their minds against God." Thus, then Job did continually. 6 And it came to pass on a day, that behold, the angels of God came to stand before the Lord, and the devil came with them. 7 And the Lord said to the devil: "from where did you come?" And the devil answered the Lord, and said: "I came from wandering the earth, and walking up and down in the world." 8 And the Lord said to him: "Have you diligently considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a man blameless, true, godly, abstaining from everything evil?" 9 Then the devil answered, and said before the Lord: "Does Job worship the Lord for nothing? 10 Have you not made a hedge around him, and around his household, and all his possessions? and have you not blessed the works of his hands, and multiplied his cattle upon the land? 11 But put forth your hand, and touch all that he has: truly he will rant against you to your face." 12 Then the Lord said to the devil: "Behold, I give into your hand all that he has, but do not touch him." So the devil went out from the presence of the Lord. 13 And it came to pass on a certain day, that Job's sons and his daughters were drinking wine in the house of their elder brother. 14 And, behold, there came a messenger to Job, and said to him: "The yokes of oxen were plowing, and the she-donkeys were feeding near them; 15 and bandits came and took them for a prey, and killed the servants with the sword; and I having escaped alone have come to tell you." 16 While he was speaking, there came another messenger, and said to Job: "Fire has fallen from heaven, and burned up the sheep, and devoured the shepherds the same way; and I having escaped alone have come to tell you." 17 While he was yet speaking, there came another messenger, and said to Job: "The horsemen formed three companies against us, and surrounded the camels, and captured them, and killed the servants with the sword; and I only escaped, and have come to tell you." 18 While he was speaking, another messenger came, saying to Job: "While your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking with their elder brother, 19 suddenly a great wind came on from the desert, and caught the four corners of the house, and the house fell upon your children, and they are dead; and I have escaped alone, and have come to tell you." 20 So Job arose, and tore his garments, and shaved the hair of his head, and fell on the earth, and worshiped, 21 and said: "I came forth naked from my mother's womb, and naked I will return; the Lord gave, the Lord has taken away: as it seemed good to the Lord, so it has come to pass; blessed be the name of the Lord." 22 In all these events that transpired, Job did not sin at all before the Lord, and did not accredit folly to God.

Masoretic Hebrew

1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and had nothing to do with evil. 2 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she-donkeys, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. 5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone, that Job went and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said; "It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually."
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the LORD said to Satan, Where did you come from? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and has nothing to do with evil? 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said; "Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have you not made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has on every side? you have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance has increased in the land. 11 But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face." 12 And the LORD said to Satan; "Behold, all that he has is in your power; only upon him do not put forth your hand." So Satan went away from the presence of the LORD.
13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: 14 And there came a messenger to Job, and said: "The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them: 15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and only I have escaped to tell you." 16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God fell from heaven, and has burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you." 17 While he was speaking, there came also another, and said: "The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you." 18 While he was speaking, there came also another, and said: "Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: 19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young men, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
20 Then Job arose, and tore his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshiped, 21 And said: "Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." 22 In all this Job did not sin, nor charge God foolishly.

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