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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View 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.
Vivian Bailey's comment on 2012-09-18 00:36:43:
I often find myself quoting this passage of scripture. It is, I believe, my favorite passage in the bible. Job was the first book of the bible that I read as a child and I have always remembered it. Job message helped me to persevere through many trials. I love him because no matter what he remained true to his faith and love of GOD and I do too.
jeff cornett's comment on 2010-10-27 09:32:14:
This give more clarity to Genesis 6. I am very much pleased with this bible site.
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