We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more
Select Bible Use this Lookup to open a specific Bible and passage. Start here to select a Bible.
Make selected Bible the default for Lookup tool.
Book: Ch.V. Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
:
OR
  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result

The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter XXVII

Previous
Jump to: Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
Next
Text Commentary

1And I turned backwards towards Satan, who was behind my wife, and I said, Come out into the open. Stop hiding yourself. Does a lion display his strength in a cage? Does a bird fly away when in a basket? 2Come out and do battle with me. Then he came out from behind my wife and stood and lamented, saying, Lo, Job, I am exhausted, and I give in to you, though you are human and I am a spirit: you are smitten by disease, but I am in great distress as well. 3For it is as if two athletes were wrestling, 1 A free translation of an uncertain text. and one threw the other; and the one that was on top silenced the one underneath by filling his mouth with sand and twisting his every limb. 4But the one underneath bore it all with patient endurance, and did not give in 2 Or ‘and did not faint’. So SV: if we read without the negative, as in P, the sense would seem to be ‘though much weakened’. Again, the text in this verse is very uncertain. , and it was the one on top that at last shouted out that he was beaten. 5So you too, Job, were underneath, and smitten by disease; but you have overcome my wrestling tricks that I employed against you. 6,7Then Satan went away from me in shame for three whole years. So now, my children, you too must be patient whatever happens to you; for patience is better than anything.

Notes:

1 A free translation of an uncertain text.

2 Or ‘and did not faint’. So SV: if we read without the negative, as in P, the sense would seem to be ‘though much weakened’. Again, the text in this verse is very uncertain.

  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result
Oxford University Press

© 2014. All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy and legal notice