Job 1:4
New International Version
His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

New Living Translation
Job's sons would take turns preparing feasts in their homes, and they would also invite their three sisters to celebrate with them.

English Standard Version
His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

Berean Study Bible
Job's sons would take turns holding feasts in their homes, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

New American Standard Bible
His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

King James Bible
And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

Christian Standard Bible
His sons used to take turns having banquets at their homes. They would send an invitation to their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

Contemporary English Version
Job's sons took turns having feasts in their homes, and they always invited their three sisters to join in the eating and drinking.

Good News Translation
Job's sons used to take turns giving a feast, to which all the others would come, and they always invited their three sisters to join them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His sons used to take turns having banquets at their homes. They would send an invitation to their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

International Standard Version
His sons used to travel to each other's houses in turn on a regular schedule and hold festivals, inviting their three sisters to celebrate with them.

NET Bible
Now his sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one in turn, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

New Heart English Bible
His sons went and held a feast in the house of each one on his day; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His sons used to go to each other's homes, where they would have parties. (Each brother took his turn having a party.) They would send someone to invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one upon his day; and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

New American Standard 1977
And his sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his sons went and had banquets in their houses, each one on his day, and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

King James 2000 Bible
And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one on his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

American King James Version
And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

American Standard Version
And his sons went and held a feast in the house of each one upon his day; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his sons visiting one another prepared a banquet every day, taking with them also their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his sons went, and made a feast by houses every one in his day. And sending they called their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

Darby Bible Translation
And his sons went and made a feast in the house of each one on his day; and they sent and invited their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

English Revised Version
And his sons went and held a feast in the house of each one upon his day; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

World English Bible
His sons went and held a feast in the house of each one on his birthday; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

Young's Literal Translation
And his sons have gone and made a banquet -- the house of each in his day -- and have sent and called to their three sisters to eat and to drink with them;
Study Bible
Job's Character and Wealth
3and 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. 4Job's sons would take turns holding feasts in their homes, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5And when the days of feasting were over, Job would send for his children to purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.…
Cross References
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 1:5
And when the days of feasting were over, Job would send for his children to purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought, "Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts." This was Job's regular practice.

Treasury of Scripture

And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

sent and called.

Psalm 133:1
A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Hebrews 13:1
Let brotherly love continue.







Lexicon
[Job's] sons
בָנָיו֙ (ḇā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

would take turns
וְהָלְכ֤וּ (wə·hā·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

holding
וְעָשׂ֣וּ (wə·‘ā·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

feasts
מִשְׁתֶּ֔ה (miš·teh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4960: Drink, drinking, a banquet, feast

in their homes,
בֵּ֖ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

and they would invite
וְשָׁלְח֗וּ (wə·šā·lə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

their three
לִשְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת (liš·lō·šeṯ)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

sisters
אַחְיֽוֹתֵיהֶ֔ם (’aḥ·yō·w·ṯê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 269: Sister -- a sister

to eat
לֶאֱכֹ֥ל (le·’ĕ·ḵōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

and drink
וְלִשְׁתּ֖וֹת (wə·liš·tō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

with them.
עִמָּהֶֽם׃ (‘im·mā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
(4) Every one his day.--i.e., probably his birthday. (Comp. Genesis 40:20; Genesis 21:8; and in the New Testament Matthew 14:6, Mark 6:21.)

Verse 4. - And his sons went and feasted. "Went and feasted" seems to mean "were in the habit of feastlng" (Rosenmuller, Lee). In their houses. Each had his own residence, and the residence was not a tent, but a" house." Job and his sons were not mere nomads, but belonged to the settled population. The same is implied by the "ploughing of the oxen" (ver. 14), and indeed by Job's "yoke of oxen" in ver. 3. Every one his day. Most commentators regard these feasts as birthday festivities. Each son in his turn, when his birthday arrived, entertained his six brothers. Others think that each of the seven brothers had his own special day of the week on which, he received his brothers at his table, so that the feasting was continuous. But this scarcely suits the context. And it is admitted that "his day" (in Job 3:1) means "his birthday." The celebration of birthdays by means of a feast was a very widespread custom in the East (see Genesis 40:20; Herod., 1:133; 9:110; Mark 14:21). And sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. This by itself is sufficient to show that the feasts were occasional, not continuous. Constant absence of daughters, day after day, from the parental board is inconceivable. 1:1-5 Job was prosperous, and yet pious. Though it is hard and rare, it is not impossible for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. By God's grace the temptations of worldly wealth may be overcome. The account of Job's piety and prosperity comes before the history of his great afflictions, showing that neither will secure from troubles. While Job beheld the harmony and comforts of his sons with satisfaction, his knowledge of the human heart made him fearful for them. He sent and sanctified them, reminding them to examine themselves, to confess their sins, to seek forgiveness; and as one who hoped for acceptance with God through the promised Saviour, he offered a burnt-offering for each. We perceive his care for their souls, his knowledge of the sinful state of man, his entire dependence on God's mercy in the way he had appointed.
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