Job 1:21

“And said, Naked came I out of my mothers wombe, and naked shall I returne thither: the Lord gaue, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the Name of the Lord.”

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Other Translations

And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
- King James Version

He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: Jehovah gave, and Jehovah hath taken away; blessed be the name of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised.
- Basic English Bible

and he said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: Jehovah gave, and Jehovah hath taken away; blessed be the name of Jehovah!
- Darby Bible

And said, Naked came I from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "Naked I came out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. Yahweh gave, and Yahweh has taken away. Blessed be the name of Yahweh."
- World English Bible

and he saith, `Naked came I forth from the womb of my mother, and naked I turn back thither: Jehovah hath given and Jehovah hath taken: let the name of Jehovah be blessed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said; naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither; the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:21


1:21 Naked - I brought none of these things with me, when I came out of my mother's womb into the world, but I received them from the hand of God, who hath now required his own again. Return thither - I shall be as rich when I die as I was when I was born, and therefore have reason to be contented with my condition, which also is the common lot of all men. Into the lap of our common mother, the earth, as the weary child lays its head in its mother's bosom. We go out of the world naked; the body doth, tho' the sanctified soul goes clothed. (#2Cor 5:3|.) Death strips us of all our enjoyments: clothing can neither warm nor adorn a dead body. Taken - He hath taken away nothing but his own, and what he so gave that he reserved the supreme disposal of in his own hand. And what is it to me, by what hand he that gives, resumes what he gave?


Discussion for Job 1

  • T F H
    The story of Job is difficult. It wants us to believe in certain Godly behaviors which contradict all that we have been taught.
  • Sally
    Look at things in the spirit Job knows he is a spirit and the body doesn't last. He wants to be with God forever like all of us who know this truth.
  • Thomas Hills IV
    I am utterly shocked at many of the remarks. To forgive God for allowing Satan to participate in the destruction of all that Job loved or earned is unacceptable. But perhaps even worse than the commentaries, is the fact that people believe this story of Job to be factual. It is nothing more than a Folk lesson or at the very least, an old poem. Open your meek eyes, please.
  • John Boggs
    Ultimately, the Book of Job is not primarily about the suffering of man but about the greater sovereignty of God in the midst of man's suffering.
  • Karen
    Job was a man who had plenty faith. he knew that no matter what his circumstances were God was always with him!
  • Sally
    God stated that Job was perfect and upright,and one that feared God, and eshewed evil.
    Satan said, But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.


    Satan is an accuser.
    He is the Father of lies.

    God told the truth about Job.

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