Job 1:10
New International Version
"Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.

New Living Translation
You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is!

English Standard Version
Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Berean Study Bible
Have You not placed a hedge on every side around him and his household and all that he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

New American Standard Bible
"Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

King James Bible
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Christian Standard Bible
Haven't you placed a hedge around him, his household, and everything he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Contemporary English Version
"You are like a wall protecting not only him, but his entire family and all his property. You make him successful in whatever he does, and his flocks and herds are everywhere.

Good News Translation
You have always protected him and his family and everything he owns. You bless everything he does, and you have given him enough cattle to fill the whole country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Haven't You placed a hedge around him, his household, and everything he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

International Standard Version
Haven't you surrounded him with a fence on all sides, around his house, and around all that he owns? You have blessed everything he puts his hands on and you have increased his livestock in the land.

NET Bible
Have you not made a hedge around him and his household and all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock have increased in the land.

New Heart English Bible
Haven't you made a hedge around him, and around his household, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock have increased in the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Haven't you put a protective fence around him, his home, and everything he has? You have blessed everything he does. His cattle have spread out over the land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hast not Thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath, on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions are increased in the land.

New American Standard 1977
“Hast Thou not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hast thou not made a hedge about him and about his house and about all that he has on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands; therefore, his substance has increased in the land.

King James 2000 Bible
Have not you made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? you have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions are increased in the land.

American King James Version
Have not you made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? you have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

American Standard Version
Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath, on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hast thou not made a hedge about him, and about his household, and all his possessions round about? and hast thou not blessed the works of his hands, and multiplied his cattle upon the land?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast not thou made a fence for him, and his house, and all his substance round about, blessed the works of his hands, and his possession hath increased on the earth ?

Darby Bible Translation
Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is spread abroad in the land.

English Revised Version
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath, on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

World English Bible
Haven't you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Young's Literal Translation
Hast not Thou made a hedge for him, and for his house, and for all that he hath -- round about?
Study Bible
Satan's First Attack
9Satan answered the LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10Have You not placed a hedge on every side around him and his household and all that he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11But stretch out Your hand and strike all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 25:16
They were a wall around us, both day and night, the whole time we were herding our sheep near them.

Job 1:3
and he owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large number of servants. Job was the greatest man of all the people of the east.

Job 29:2
"How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me,

Job 31:25
if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much,

Job 42:12
So the LORD blessed Job's latter days more than his first. He owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

Psalm 34:7
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and he delivers them.

Treasury of Scripture

Have not you made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? you have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

an hedge.

Genesis 15:1
After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

1 Samuel 25:16
They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

about.

Genesis 39:5
And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

Deuteronomy 28:2-6
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God…

Psalm 71:21
Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

thou hast blessed.

Job 42:12
So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

Genesis 26:12
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

Genesis 30:30
For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

substance.

Genesis 30:43
And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.







Lexicon
Have You not
הֲלֹֽא־ (hă·lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

placed a hedge
שַׂ֣כְתָּ (śaḵ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7753: To hedge or fence up or about

on every side
מִסָּבִ֑יב (mis·sā·ḇîḇ)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

around him
בַעֲד֧וֹ (ḇa·‘ă·ḏōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

and his household
בֵּית֛וֹ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

and
וּבְעַ֥ד (ū·ḇə·‘aḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

that
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

he owns?
ל֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

You have blessed
בֵּרַ֔כְתָּ (bê·raḵ·tā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

the work
מַעֲשֵׂ֤ה (ma·‘ă·śêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of his hands,
יָדָיו֙ (yā·ḏāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

and his possessions
וּמִקְנֵ֖הוּ (ū·miq·nê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4735: Something bought, property, livestock, acquisition

have increased
פָּרַ֥ץ (pā·raṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6555: To break through

in the land.
בָּאָֽרֶץ׃ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Verse 10. - Hast not thou made an hedge about him? i.e. "hedged him around, protected him, made a sort of invisible fence about him, through which no evil could creep." This was undoubtedly true. God had so protected him. But the question was not as to this fact, but as to Job's motive. Was it mere prudence? - the desire to secure a continuance of this protection? And about his house; i.e. "his family" - his sons and daughters - the members of his household. And about all that he hath on every side. His possessions - land, houses, cattle, live stock of all kinds, furniture, goods and chattels. Thou hast blessed the work of his hands (comp. Psalm 1:3, where it is said of the righteous man. that "whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper"). So it was with Job. God's blessing was upon him, and success crowned all his enterprises. "The work of his hands" will include everything that he attempted. And his substance is increased in the land. In the former clause we have the cause, God's blessing; in the latter the effect, a great increase in Job's "substance," or "cattle" (marginal reading). (On the final number of his cattle, see ver. 3.) 1:6-12 Job's afflictions began from the malice of Satan, by the Lord's permission, for wise and holy purposes. There is an evil spirit, the enemy of God, and of all righteousness, who is continually seeking to distress, to lead astray, and, if possible, to destroy those who love God. How far his influence may extend, we cannot say; but probably much unsteadiness and unhappiness in Christians may be ascribed to him. While we are on this earth we are within his reach. Hence it concerns us to be sober and vigilant, 1Pe 5:8. See how Satan censures Job. This is the common way of slanderers, to suggest that which they have no reason to think is true. But as there is nothing we should dread more than really being hypocrites, so there is nothing we need dread less than being called and counted so without cause. It is not wrong to look at the eternal recompence in our obedience; but it is wrong to aim at worldly advantages in our religion. God's people are taken under his special protection; they, and all that belong to them. The blessing of the Lord makes rich; Satan himself owns it. God suffered Job to be tried, as he suffered Peter to be sifted. It is our comfort that God has the devil in a chain, Re 20:1. He has no power to lead men to sin, but what they give him themselves; nor any power to afflict men, but what is given him from above. All this is here described to us after the manner of men. The Scripture speaks thus to teach us that God directs the affairs of the world.
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