Job 1:7

“And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said vnto Satan, Whence commest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and sayde, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking vp and downe in it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come? Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to the Satan, Where do you come from? And the Satan said in answer, From wandering this way and that on the earth, and walking about on it.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Satan, Whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down upon it.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Whence comest thou?' And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, `From going to and fro in the land, and from walking up and down on it.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Satan: 'Whence comest thou?' Then Satan answered the LORD, and said: 'From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Job 1

  • Ann
    2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Amen.
  • A disciple
    Ren; if you read 1 Samuel 28, particularly verse 13, you might better understand what happens when we die. Compare with Ecclesiastes 3:21 "Who knows the spirit of man that goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth?" and, Ecclesiastes 12:7 "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." See also Ezekiel 32.
  • A disciple
    Ren; God doesn't "reveal" things to us that are unscriptural and simply false! The story of the rich man and Lazarus is true; not a parable. Besides, Jesus spoke about hell and the Gehenna more than 20 times; and that at the Day of Judgment, Hell would be cast into the Lake of Fire. The rich man died and was buried, and the next moment he lifted up his eyes "IN HELL" and saw Lazarus in heaven!
  • Ren
    @Chuck No Lavonne is correct!!!! I am not a seventh day adventist or a
    jehovah witness and I believe what she said.Lazurus was a parable there are a lot of those in the Bible.There will be only one judgement day at the end so till then we will sleep with our fathers just like everyone else.Think about it you cant go on to Heaven till judgement day.I had prayed to God and he revealed this to me.
  • Chuck
    lavonne you are dead wrong you must be either a seventh day adventist or a
    jehovah witness we have a body , soul and spirit just like the GOD HEAD
    1ST JOHN5-7, COL 2-9, THE BIBLE SAYS TO BE ABSENT IN THE BODY
    IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD, READ THE RICH MAN AND LAZURUS IN
    LUKE 16, THERE IS A HEAVEN OR HELL AFTER DEATH IS THE JUDGEMENT
    HEB 9-27
  • Joe
    Job is a very awesome story of the bible. It tells me that God is always in control.

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