Job Loses His Children and Property: Job 1:13-22

Job Loses his Children and Property
(Job 1:13-22)

Job's camel was taken away by robbers13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house: 14 And there came a messenger to Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: 15 And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell you. 16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and has burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell you. 17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell on the camels, and have carried them away, yes, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell you. 18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house: 19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell you.

Job arose and rent his mantle20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped,

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.


Question for Bible Studies:

1. Job’s first reaction after hearing the servant’s message is: he arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped. What does Job mean by doing so?

Read to get the answer: That Job Takes It Upon Himself to Return All That He Possesses Stems From His Fear of God

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