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 1:6

  • 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.
  • Aniekan B Udofia for verse 6
    Thanks for information. I actually wanted to understand the phrase 'sons of God '. I believe they were angels on assignment to report. May the Holy Spirit shade more light on our hearts.
  • I believe that the sons of god are demonic angels who operates in the air, because a part of them did not kept their original estate, the others are made to present themselves to God for accountability.
  • I believe the obedient God loving Angels are mentioned as sons of God, and as Satan is not in the pit yet and that he roams the Earth and the Heavens.He knows the way of Angels to the Throne of God since was after all one of them one time, before he was expelled from his former God given place. Since his time in the lake of fire has not yet come, he roams around
  • Colleen for verse 6
    If "sons of God " in Job 1:6 are human, how could they come to present themselves before the Lord? If God is in Heaven, or not on earth, how could humans come there to present themselves to him? Angels would have been in Heaven. Humans would have been on earth.
  • This must be seen in context, the Sons of God spoken here are for sure angelic beings, they are not human.They are not the usual angels everybody think of. A deeper study is necessary to bring more clarity and revelation. This was an account of something that happened in Gods throne room. It is important to just also note that the deceiver was among them, for he too is still able to come into the throne room from time to time, to accuse the brethren. Even in times when you do not think it is possible the enemy devil and his demons may try and come to steal, kill and destroy. This is his job, it is what he do, we are to be vigilant and live a total surrendered live to Christ

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