Job 1:6

“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now there was a day, when the sons of God came to present themselues before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah, that Satan also came among them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was a day when the sons of the gods came together before the Lord, and the Satan came with them.
- Basic English Bible

And there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah; and Satan came also among them.
- Darby Bible

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
- Webster's Bible

Now it happened on the day when God's sons came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan also came among them.
- World English Bible

And the day is, that sons of God come in to station themselves by Jehovah, and there doth come also the Adversary in their midst.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now it fell upon a day, that the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:6


1:6 A day - A certain time appointed by God. The sons - The holy angels, so called, chap.#38:7 Dan 3:25|,28, because of their creation by God, for their resemblance of him in power, and dignity, and holiness, and for their filial affection and obedience, to him. Before - Before his throne, to receive his commands, and to give him an account of their negotiations. But you must not think that these things are to be understood literally; it is only a parabolical representation of that great truth, that God by his wise and holy providence governs all the actions of men and devils: It being usual with the great God to condescend to our shallow capacities, and to express himself, as the Jews phrase it, in the language of the sons of men. And it is likewise intimated, that the affairs of earth are much the subject of the counsels of the unseen world. That world is dark to us: but we lie open to it.


Discussion for Job 1

  • 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.
  • Sharon Stewart
    This book of job is my life do anyone else agree with me
  • Mikey
    In spite of all the trials and tribulations we may have in life as a humble servant of God we should not be tempted by Satan and his evil work because God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son and whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life as job said god give and he takes away he created heaven and earth and not we ourselves
  • Dhamuzungu Herbert
    I have learn t a lot about job the faithful servant of God that in spite of the misfortunes,challenges,troubles that may befell you,The only palace of safety and comfort is in the hands of the most high God who is the source of life.
  • Reece
    The book of JOB has kept me humble among other words of GOD, and the Holy Spirit. Having a job makes me think of the book of JOB. When I feel like I've worked so hard and I've lost everything, I remember JOB and GOD'S promise to us all. HE will never leave us nor forsake us. He was with JOB the whole time.

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