Job 1:6

“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now there was a day, when the sons of God came to present themselues before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah, that Satan also came among them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was a day when the sons of the gods came together before the Lord, and the Satan came with them.
- Basic English Bible

And there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah; and Satan came also among them.
- Darby Bible

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
- Webster's Bible

Now it happened on the day when God's sons came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan also came among them.
- World English Bible

And the day is, that sons of God come in to station themselves by Jehovah, and there doth come also the Adversary in their midst.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now it fell upon a day, that the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:6


1:6 A day - A certain time appointed by God. The sons - The holy angels, so called, chap.#38:7 Dan 3:25|,28, because of their creation by God, for their resemblance of him in power, and dignity, and holiness, and for their filial affection and obedience, to him. Before - Before his throne, to receive his commands, and to give him an account of their negotiations. But you must not think that these things are to be understood literally; it is only a parabolical representation of that great truth, that God by his wise and holy providence governs all the actions of men and devils: It being usual with the great God to condescend to our shallow capacities, and to express himself, as the Jews phrase it, in the language of the sons of men. And it is likewise intimated, that the affairs of earth are much the subject of the counsels of the unseen world. That world is dark to us: but we lie open to it.


Discussion for Job 1

  • 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.
  • Lavonne
    Mark Scripture does not give the location as to where Satan was. I do not believe the saved
    are already in Heaven. Eccl 9:5 The dead know nothing. Acts 2:34 David is not ascended into the Heavens, and David was the man after God's own heart. Acts 13:22. No man has ascended to Heaven Jn 3:13. I do believe we are sons of God as you have stated. Job 1, I do
    know about these sons of God.

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