Job 1:9

“Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Satan answered þe Lord, and sayd, Doeth Iob feare God for nought?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Satan said in answer to the Lord, Is it for nothing that Job is a god-fearing man?
- Basic English Bible

And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
- Darby Bible

Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for naught?
- Webster's Bible

Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
- World English Bible

And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, `For nought is Job fearing God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Satan answered the LORD, and said: 'Doth Job fear God for nought?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 1:9


1:9 For nought - Out of pure love and respect to thee? No. It is policy, not piety, that makes him good; he doth not serve thee, but serveth himself of thee, serving thee for his own ends.


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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