Job 1:14

“And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there came a messenger vnto Iob, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a man came to Job, and said, The oxen were ploughing, and the asses were taking their food by their side:
- Basic English Bible

And there came a messenger to Job and said, The oxen were ploughing, and the asses feeding beside them;
- Darby Bible

And there came a messenger to Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:
- Webster's Bible

that there came a messenger to Job, and said, "The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them,
- World English Bible

And a messenger hath come in unto Job and saith, `The oxen have been plowing, and the she-asses feeding by their sides,
- Youngs Literal Bible

that there came a messenger unto Job, and said: 'The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:14


1:14 Messenger, &c. - One messenger immediately followed another; Satan so ordering by God's permission, that there might seem to be more than ordinary displeasure of God against him in his troubles, and that he might not have leisure to recollect himself, but be overwhelmed by a complication of calamities.


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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