Bildads second speech, Bildad warns Job not to be angry

Chapter 18 Bildads second speech Bildad warns Job not to be angry v1 Then Bildad, who belonged to the people called Shuhites, replied: v2 Eliphaz and Zophar, you should answer Job! Job, be sensible! Then, we will speak. v3 You insult us as if we were stupid animals. But you should not think that we are evil. v4 You might hurt yourself when you are angry. But the world will not change because of your troubles. The rocks will not move because of you. Chapter 18 Verses 1-3 It seems…

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Job replies to Zophars first speech

Chapter 12 Job replies to Zophar’s first speech Job says that his friends’ speeches were too simple v1 Job answered: v2 You think that you are the greatest people ever! You think that nobody else is wise! v3 But I am intelligent, too. I know the things that you know. In fact, everyone already knows the things that you have said. Chapter 12 In chapter 4, Eliphaz told a story about a spirit. And he explained that nobody is perfect. In chapter 8, Bildad preferred traditional ideas. He explained that…

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Zophars first speech

Chapter 11 Zophar’s first speech God is kind v1 Zophar, who belonged to the people called Naamathites, replied. He said: v2 I must answer Job’s many words. I cannot agree that his long speech was right. v3 Job, no man should be silent when he hears your foolish words. Someone must stop you when you laugh (at our words). v4 You claim that you are innocent. You claim that you are right. v5 But if God spoke, he would accuse you. v6 He would tell you the secrets of wisdom…

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Satan opposes Job again

Chapter 2 Satan opposes Job again v1 On another day, the angels (servants of God) gathered in heaven to see God. The accuser, called Satan, came with them to see God. v2 God said to Satan, ‘Where did you come from?’ Satan replied to God, ‘I have travelled across the world. I have been to many places.’ v3 God said to Satan, ‘I have a servant called Job. Nobody else in the world is like Job! Job is good and honest. He respects God. And Job refuses to do evil…

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Job, a servant of God

About the Book of Job The Book of Job tells the story of a man called Job. Job was a good man. Job trusted God. But Job had terrible troubles. The devil caused Job’s troubles (Job 1:12; Job 2:6-7). But Job did not know this fact. So Job thought that God caused the problems (Job 19:1-12). In fact, God did not cause Job’s troubles. God merely permitted Job to suffer. Still, Job trusted God. And Job refused to insult God (Job 2:9-10). Job’s friends tried to help Job. But their…

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