Job 1:12

“And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said vnto Satan, Behold, all that hee hath is in thy power, onely vpon himselfe put not foorth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him. So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to the Satan, See, I give all he has into your hands, only do not put a finger on the man himself. And the Satan went out from before the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy hand; only upon himself put not forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power. Only on himself don't put forth your hand." So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Lo, all that he hath [is] in thy hand, only unto him put not forth thy hand.' And the Adversary goeth out from the presence of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Satan: 'Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thy hand.' So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:12


1:12 Behold, &c. - It seems strange, that, God should give Satan such a permission as this. But he did it for his own glory, for the honour of Job, for the explanation of providence, and the encouragement of his afflicted people in all ages.


Discussion for Job 1

  • Beatrice davido
    Always glory remain and will ever remain to God Almighty only, so as human being we must pass various tempations in order to increase our faith on God. Always God is using foolish things to show His power.
  • Pwele isaac
    God's way is always the best. The Lord God will never allow a temptation that is beyond what we can manage. Whatever happens to a child of God as a purpose. The comments of 'P' the first one to this book must be condemned to its deepest point. God's is the best. Therefore let all human beings praise the Lord. Amen.
  • Irene123
    To 'P' on Gen. 1 -- verses 4, 5,
  • P
    It appears that The Lord couldn't think of a better way to prove a point to Satan except to bring death and great suffering to Job, his family, and the servants. That doesn't seem reasonable.
  • Stephen Woehr
    What helped make Job so great in the eyes of God before all his suffering began was not so much what he did or didn't do. It was his heart attitude. Verse 1 tells us more about his heart than about his works, and verse 5 shows how his love for God played out in his life in one area, that of his children.
  • Nnaji kenneth
    if the people of God should have the understanding that job had, knowing that every thing int this world is vanity and equally know that we came to this world naked and will go back naked. only God gives and equally takes.

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