Job 1:13
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New International Version
One day when Job's sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother's house,

New Living Translation
One day when Job's sons and daughters were feasting at the oldest brother's house,

English Standard Version
Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,

New American Standard Bible
Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house,

King James Bible
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One day when Job's sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house,

International Standard Version
Some time later, when his children were celebrating in their oldest brother's house,

NET Bible
Now the day came when Job's sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One day when Job's sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's home,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their brother, the firstborn;

King James 2000 Bible
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

American King James Version
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house:

American Standard Version
And it fell on a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now upon a certain day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their eldest brother,

Darby Bible Translation
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their brother, the firstborn.

English Revised Version
And it fell on a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house,

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

World English Bible
It fell on a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house,

Young's Literal Translation
And the day is, that his sons and his daughters are eating, and drinking wine, in the house of their brother, the first-born.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:13-19 Satan brought Job's troubles upon him on the day that his children began their course of feasting. The troubles all came upon Job at once; while one messenger of evil tidings was speaking, another followed. His dearest and most valuable possessions were his ten children; news is brought him that they are killed. They were taken away when he had most need of them to comfort him under other losses. In God only have we a help present at all times.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house. One of the birthdays, the eldest brother's probably, had come round, and the ordinary gathering (see ver. 4) had taken place - the feasting and drinking had begun, while the father, remaining in his own house, was perhaps interceding with God for his children, or anxiously considering the possibility that, in their light-hearted merriment, they might have put God away altogether from their thoughts, and So have practically renounced him, when the series of calamities began. How often calamity comes to us when we are least expecting it, when all seems quiet about us, when everything is prospering - nay, even when a high festival-time has come, and the joy-bells are sounding in our ears, and our 'hearts are elated within us! Job was, at any rate, spared the sudden plunge from exuberant joy into the depths of woe. It was his habit to preserve an even temper, and neither to be greatly exalted, nor, unless under an extremity of suffering, to be greatly depressed. He was now, however, about to be subjected to a fiery trial.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And there was a day,.... Which according to the Targum was the first day of the week, but this is not certain, nor material; nor can it be said whether it was the day following that, Satan had leave to do what he would with Job's substance, nor how long this was after that; for though Satan was no doubt eager upon it, and in haste to do mischief; yet besides its requiring some time to get the Sabeans and Chaldeans to march out of their own country into Job's, so he would contrive and fix upon the most proper time to answer his ends and purposes, which was

when his (Job's) sons and daughters were eating, and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house; it should rather be rendered, "in the house of their brother, the firstborn"; that is, of Job; for relates not to brethren, but to parents, as Gussetins observes (b): this was either the beginning of a new turn, or rotation of their feasting with each other, which might begin with the elder brother; or this was his birthday; see Job 1:4 and this was the day Satan pitched upon to bring all the following calamities and distresses upon Job; partly that they might fall with the greater weight upon him, and more sensibly affect him, coming upon him while his family was feasting; and while he was pleasing himself with the thoughts of having brought up his children to men's and women's estate, and of the affluent circumstances they were in; and of the unity, harmony, and love that subsisted amongst them, of which their present feasting to gether was a proof; and partly that these afflictions might the more look like the judgments of God upon him, just as the men of the old world were eating and drinking when the flood came and destroyed them all, Luke 17:27 and for the same reasons these were all brought upon him in one day, to crush him the more; and that it might be thought the hand of God was in it, in a way of wrath and vengeance, and so irritate him to curse him to his face, which was what Satan aimed at; see Isaiah 47:8.

(b) Ebr. Comment. p. 127.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Job 1:13-22. Job, in Affliction, Blesses God, &c.

13. wine—not specified in Job 1:4. The mirth inspired by the "wine" here contrasts the more sadly with the alarm which interrupted it.

Job 1:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Loses his Children and Property
13Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 14a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,…
Cross References
Job 1:12
The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger." Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

Job 1:14
a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby,
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