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Satan was given permission to test Job further.


The Book of Job is the eighteenth book in the Bible and the first of the Poetic Books. It is thought to be the oldest book in the Bible as Job lived in the same period as Abraham, long before the time of Moses who wrote the first five of the Historical Books. The Book of Job tells us of his suffering; the loss of his family, his health and his money. This suffering takes away Job's pride and he acknowledges God's greatness and power.

All quotations from the Bible are taken from the Authorised King James Version.
The Book of Job opens with God allowing the God-fearing and righteous Job to be tested by whom?
God allows Job to be tested by Michael
God allows Job to be tested by Gabriel
God allows Job to be tested by Raphael
God allows Job to be tested by Satan
Satan says that Job is only good because he has been blessed by God and that if he lost all that he had, Job would curse God.

Job 1:9-11
"Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face"
Satan was quick to test Job. In one day Job lost his oxen, his sheep, his camels, his servants and what else?
His wife
His horses
His children
His goats
Job, in his misery, tore his clothes and shaved his head, but still he did not curse God.

Job 1:20-22
"Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, and said,
Naked came I out of my mother’s womb,
and naked shall I return thither:
the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly"
Satan was given permission to test Job further and he afflicted Job with what condition?
With boils
With blindness
With leprosy
With deafness
After Job's illness his wife told him to curse God, but still he would not.

Job 2:9-10
"Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips"
When Job's friends heard about his ill-fortune they came to comfort him. How many of them came?
2 of Job's friends came to comfort him
3 of Job's friends came to comfort him
6 of Job's friends came to comfort him
8 of Job's friends came to comfort him
They were Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar who all came from far away to visit their friend. A fourth man, Elihu, speaks later in the book, but receives no mention until chapter 32.

Job 2:12-13
"And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great"
Eliphaz speaks to Job about a revelation he had from God, delivered by what?
Delivered by an angel
Delivered by a dream
Delivered by the Books of Moses
Delivered by a prophet
Eliphaz says to Job that only wicked people suffer and the more one suffers, the more wicked one is. He says that this revelation came to him in the form of a dream.

Job 4:12-13
"Now a thing was secretly brought to me,
and mine ear received a little thereof.
In thoughts from the visions of the night,
when deep sleep falleth on men"
Job's friend Zophar promises that Job's troubles will cease if he puts away what?
His pride and self love
His idols of false gods
His wickedness and iniquity
His riches and wealth
Zophar says that Job's troubles are a punishment from God and that through repentance his suffering will end.

Job 11:14
"if iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles"
Job's friend Bildad says that his children died because of what?
Because of Satan's wickedness
Because Job sinned against God
Because of ill fortune
Because they sinned against God
Bildad says that God is just and that Job's children must have been punished for their sins.

Job 8:3-4
"Doth God pervert judgment?
or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
If thy children have sinned against him,
and he have cast them away for their transgression"
A fourth friend, Elihu, makes an appearance later in the Book of Job. He had not spoken until after all the others had finished, but instead had only listened. Why was this?
Elihu was younger than all of the others
Elihu was a servant of Job
Elihu was struck dumb
Elihu was a slave of Job
Job 32:6-7
"And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said,
I am young, and ye are very old;
wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.
I said, Days should speak,
and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Elihu disagrees with the rest of Job's friends and says that even the righteous can suffer
After the friends have finished their debate, God speaks to Job. The voice of God voice comes out of what?
God's voice comes out of a burning bush
God's voice comes out of a column of smoke
God's voice comes out of a whirlwind
God's voice comes out of a ball of fire
God does not explain the reason for Job's suffering but compares Job's weakness to God's majesty.

Job 38:4-7
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
or who laid the corner stone thereof;
when the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?"

Job replys to God, acknowledging His power and recognising his own lack of knowledge.

Job 42:3
"Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge?
therefore have I uttered that I understood not;
things too wonderful for me, which I knew not"
At the end of the Book of Job, Job has his health and his wealth restored. He also has 10 more children and is blessed with a long life. For how many more years did Job live?
Job lived for another 70 years
Job lived for another 100 years
Job lived for another 140 years
Job lived for another 200 years
Job lived long enough to see his great-great-grandchildren.

Job 42:16-17
"After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations. So Job died, being old and full of days"


Author:  Graeme Haw

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