The Book of Job tells the story of a properous and righteous man tested by calamity at Satan's hands. When Job's three friends come to comfort him, the four engage in a poetically theological discussion that explores the nature of his suffering and the problem of evil in the world, ultimately eliciting a response from God. Our magazine-style booklet contains the complete New International Version (NIV) of Job. Our individual books of the Bible are inexpensive and are great for school, Bible study and casual reading.
“On the man himself do not lay a finger”
The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”
"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away"
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
"Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”
His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!”
He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”
"Why did I not perish at birth?"
"Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb? Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed? For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins."
"For he wounds, but he also binds up"
"Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal."
"But how can a mortal be righteous before God?"
"But how can a mortal be righteous before God? Though one wished to dispute with him, he could not answer him one time out of a thousand. His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?"
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?"
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?"