Job 1:20

“Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Iob arose, and rent his mantle, and shaued his head, and fell downe vpon the ground and worshipped,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Job arose, and rent his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Job got up, and after parting his clothing and cutting off his hair, he went down on his face to the earth, and gave worship, and said,
- Basic English Bible

And Job rose up, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped;
- Darby Bible

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell upon the ground, and worshiped,
- Webster's Bible

Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshiped.
- World English Bible

And Job riseth, and rendeth his robe, and shaveth his head, and falleth to the earth, and doth obeisance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:20


1:20 Shaved - Caused his hair to be shaved or cut off, which was then an usual ceremony in mourning. Worshipped - Instead of cursing God, which Satan said he would do, he adored him, and gave him the glory of his sovereignty, of his justice, and of his goodness also, in this most severe dispensation.


Discussion for Job 1

  • Joe
    Job is a very awesome story of the bible. It tells me that God is always in control.
  • ALON CHARLES
    I remember in the early part of my salvation,I told GOD I want to be like JOB;and at that time I was thinking about the blessings;i later learned the importance of trials,and after 36 years I got my original testimony:I want to be like JOB.
  • BSP
    God viewed Job as an upright and righteous man because he had fear or a deep reverence and fear of displeasing God. Job shunned what was bad. If we imitate Job, we can be viewed in the same way by Jehovah God.
  • Donald Garron
    Job is the excellent example for mankind,to learn from the only existing being is God. Everything belongs to God, we don't gain anything so we have nothing to loose, except our relationship with God. To keep that relationship takes patience and perseveration.And steadfast in prayers.
  • MARK
    That is correct, 1 Thess ch 4 starting in v 13 lets us know that the "dead in Christ" are awaiting judgement day, and that also.... there will not be a 1000 yr reign on earth by Christ as most worldly religion teaches. We will meet him in the clouds, or air, and so shall we ever be with him. Also, 1 Samuel ch 28, v 19 lets us know that Samuel was not in heaven already, based on his remark to Saul.
  • LaVonne
    Mark Edens, I thought this may be interesting for you. I just read a commentary about Job 1
    Read Job 38:1-7. This expla
    ins the "sons of God". This is at the beginning of creation, they are
    created angels. I now believe Satan would not have been allowed in the third Heaven, where
    God's throne is located. Where the four beasts are constantly saying HOLY,HOLY,HOLY.
    Rev 4:8 and Satan is not.

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