Job 1:9

“Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Satan answered þe Lord, and sayd, Doeth Iob feare God for nought?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Satan said in answer to the Lord, Is it for nothing that Job is a god-fearing man?
- Basic English Bible

And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
- Darby Bible

Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for naught?
- Webster's Bible

Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
- World English Bible

And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, `For nought is Job fearing God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Satan answered the LORD, and said: 'Doth Job fear God for nought?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:9


1:9 For nought - Out of pure love and respect to thee? No. It is policy, not piety, that makes him good; he doth not serve thee, but serveth himself of thee, serving thee for his own ends.


Discussion for Job 1

  • Lacie
    Job is my favorite bible character I guess because he reminds me of me job had many problems I am disabled with makes it hard for me but whenever I am in a trial I think I don't have it as bad as job did and he did not leave God.
  • 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,
  • 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

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