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

  • 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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