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

  • 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.
  • Mark verrell
    Verse 22 I never til now took this verse in as I have now,so very beautiful and powerful conveying in a few words,explaining so much to the questioning unbelievers JOB DID NOT BLAME GOD. GOD'S WORD CONVEYS THE THOUGHT IT IS FOOLISH TO BLAME GOD FOR MISFORTUNE OR SELF LOSS. BEAUTIFUL SO SIMPLE AN ANSWER TO GIVE TO THOSE WHO QUESTION GOD AND HIS MERCY. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE
  • James fields
    i am nothing like job i love GOD but somehow satan keeps trying to come between GOD and me i am sick all the time i have lost everything i owned but that dosent mean anything to me as long as i dont lose my soul.how do i get close to GOD and keep satan from bothering me all the time. i have never blamed GOD for all the bad things that happens to me. how do i know GOD still listen to my prayers or dose he still loves me. in CHRIST name James

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