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

  • 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 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
  • The book of Job is pre-flood in origin. The sons of Adam, called the son of God who namely were the sons of Seth, of a direct lineage of Adam, and like Adam were also long lived, still roamed the Earth. Like Adam they also came before God on a regular basis, just as we do, and on one of those occasions Satan was found amongst them, probably there to cause trouble, and God chose to speak to Satan regarding Job. Satan was not in Heaven before the throne of God as can be seen later in the book of Job, but God engaging Satan on Earth. It is not rocket science but as with many other things, this verse is contorted from something simple into something complex so that it v can be used to justify other incredible theories elsewhere in the Bible. Ask yourself, where does this extra this extra theology about fallen Angels lead to in the plan of God other than to lead weaker Christians away from God. To suggest fallen Angels coming before God on a regular basis is to suggest that they are not fallen.
  • Aneita henry
    Nothing can seperate him from the love of God.
  • Glenn Baker
    How ever weathy we become, what ever we may achieve, at any time anything can be taken from us. We need to absorb this fundamental truth. Job understood this he knew that all must be left behind that all that he valued was nothing before the glory of God.

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