Job 1:20
New International Version
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship

New Living Translation
Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship.

English Standard Version
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.

Berean Study Bible
Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped,

King James Bible
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

New King James Version
Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

New American Standard Bible
Then Job got up, tore his robe, and shaved his head; then he fell to the ground and worshiped.

NASB 1995
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

NASB 1977
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

Amplified Bible
Then Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head [in mourning for the children], and he fell to the ground and worshiped [God].

Christian Standard Bible
Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped,

American Standard Version
Then Job arose, and rent his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Job stood and ripped his cloak and shaved his head, and he fell on the ground and worshiped

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So Job arose, and rent his garments, and shaved the hair of his head, and fell on the earth, and worshipped,

Contemporary English Version
When Job heard this, he tore his clothes and shaved his head because of his great sorrow. He knelt on the ground, then worshiped God

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Job rose up, and rent his garments, and having shaven his head fell down upon the ground and worshipped,

English Revised Version
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped;

Good News Translation
Then Job got up and tore his clothes in grief. He shaved his head and threw himself face downward on the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Job stood up, tore his robe in grief, and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground and worshiped.

International Standard Version
Then Job stood up, tore his robe, shaved his head, fell to the ground, bowed very low,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped;

Literal Standard Version
And Job rises, and tears his robe, and shaves his head, and falls to the earth, and pays respect,

NET Bible
Then Job got up and tore his robe. He shaved his head, and then he threw himself down with his face to the ground.

New Heart English Bible
Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down with his face to the ground.

World English Bible
Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshiped.

Young's Literal Translation
And Job riseth, and rendeth his robe, and shaveth his head, and falleth to the earth, and doth obeisance,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Loses His Children and Possessions
19when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 20Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped, 21saying: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.”…

Cross References
Genesis 37:29
When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes,

Genesis 37:34
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

Joshua 7:6
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell facedown before the ark of the LORD until evening, as did the elders of Israel; and they all sprinkled dust on their heads.

2 Kings 2:12
As Elisha watched, he cried out, "My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And he saw Elijah no more. So taking hold of his own clothes, he tore them in two.

Job 1:19
when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"

Job 2:12
When they lifted up their eyes from afar, they could barely recognize Job. They began to weep aloud, and each man tore his robe and threw dust in the air over his head.

Jeremiah 7:29
Cut off your hair and throw it away. Raise up a lamentation on the barren heights, for the LORD has rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath.'


Treasury of Scripture

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

rent.

Genesis 37:29,34
And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes…

Ezra 9:3
And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.

mantle.

Deuteronomy 9:18
And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2 Samuel 12:16-20
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth…

2 Chronicles 7:3
And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.









(20) And worshipped.--Compare the conduct of David (2Samuel 12:20) and of Hezekiah (2Kings 19:1). Moments of intense sorrow or trial, like moments of intense joy, force us into the immediate presence of God.

Verse 20. - Then Job arose. Not till the last calamity was announced did Job stir. The loss of his wealth little moved him. But when he heard that his children were destroyed, all of them "at one fell swoop," then he could endure no longer, but rose from the seat on which he was sitting, and showed forth his grief. First he rent his mantle, "the outer robe worn by men of rank" (Cook) - a customary sign of grief in the ancient world (Genesis 37:29, 34; Genesis 44:13; 1 Kings 21:27; 2 Kings 19:1; Esther 4:1; Joel 2:13; Herod., 8:99; Livy, 1:13, etc.); then he shaved his head - another less usual but still not uncommon sign of grief, forbidden under the Law of the Jews (Leviticus 21:5; Deuteronomy 14:1), but widely practised by the Gentiles (Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 47:5; Jeremiah 48:37; Herod., 2:36; 9:24; Plut.,'Vit. Pelop.,' § 34; Q. Gurt.,'Vit. Alex.,' 10:5, § 17). And fell down upon the ground, and worshipped. After giving vent to his natural grief, Job made an act of adoration. Recognizing the fact that adversity, as well as prosperity comes from God, and submitting himself to the Divine will, he "worshipped." How often has his act flashed across the minds of Christians. and enabled them, in their dark hour, to imitate him, and repeat his words, "The Lord gave," etc.!

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Job
אִיּוֹב֙ (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 347: Job -- a patriarch

stood up,
וַיָּ֤קָם (way·yā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

tore
וַיִּקְרַ֣ע (way·yiq·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7167: To rend

his robe,
מְעִל֔וֹ (mə·‘i·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4598: A robe

and shaved
וַיָּ֖גָז (way·yā·ḡāz)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1494: To cut off, to shear a, flock, shave the hair, to destroy an enemy

his head.
רֹאשׁ֑וֹ (rō·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

He fell
וַיִּפֹּ֥ל (way·yip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

to the ground
אַ֖רְצָה (’ar·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and worshiped,
וַיִּשְׁתָּֽחוּ׃ (way·yiš·tā·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7812: To depress, prostrate


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