Job 1:4

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his sonnes went and feasted in their houses, euery one his day, and sent and called for their three sisters, to eate and to drinke with them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his sons went and held a feast in the house of each one upon his day; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

His sons regularly went to one another's houses, and every one on his day gave a feast: and at these times they sent for their three sisters to take part in their feasts with them.
- Basic English Bible

And his sons went and made a feast in the house of each one on his day; and they sent and invited their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

His sons went and held a feast in the house of each one on his birthday; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
- World English Bible

And his sons have gone and made a banquet -- the house of each [in] his day -- and have sent and called to their three sisters to eat and to drink with them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one upon his day; and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:4


1:4 Feasted - To testify and maintain their brotherly love. His day - Each his appointed day, perhaps his birth - day, or the first day of the month.


Discussion for Job 1

  • MARK
    That is correct, 1 Thess ch 4 starting in v 13 lets us know that the "dead in Christ" are awaiting judgement day, and that also.... there will not be a 1000 yr reign on earth by Christ as most worldly religion teaches. We will meet him in the clouds, or air, and so shall we ever be with him. Also, 1 Samuel ch 28, v 19 lets us know that Samuel was not in heaven already, based on his remark to Saul.
  • LaVonne
    Mark Edens, I thought this may be interesting for you. I just read a commentary about Job 1
    Read Job 38:1-7. This expla
    ins the "sons of God". This is at the beginning of creation, they are
    created angels. I now believe Satan would not have been allowed in the third Heaven, where
    God's throne is located. Where the four beasts are constantly saying HOLY,HOLY,HOLY.
    Rev 4:8 and Satan is not.
  • Lavonne
    Mark Scripture does not give the location as to where Satan was. I do not believe the saved
    are already in Heaven. Eccl 9:5 The dead know nothing. Acts 2:34 David is not ascended into the Heavens, and David was the man after God's own heart. Acts 13:22. No man has ascended to Heaven Jn 3:13. I do believe we are sons of God as you have stated. Job 1, I do
    know about these sons of God.
  • MARK EDENS
    So, to get back to my original ?...where was this place when satan came with the "sons of God"? The sons of God are simply those of us who are saved. Rom 8:14, John 1:12, 1 John 3:1, and many more references.
  • MARK
    Ezk ch 28 is talking about Tyrus. As we read God's word we find often that we have to cross reference to see what is actually being taught. Remember when Jesus walked among us he spoke often in parables. Also, in the book of Revelations for example, words of symbolism are used throughout this book. Rev, beginning in ch 6 we read of the white horse, the red horse and the pale horse.
  • LaVonne
    Commenting to "Mark" reading Job 1
    God created Lucifer, he was an anointed cherub that covered the throne of God Ezk:28:14
    until iniquity (sin was found in him, he then became Satan.) To me sounds like he could have
    been in Heaven, the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also. Satan had been roaming the earth. I agree there are three heavens, so we cannot be
    sure.

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