Job 1:9
New International Version
"Does Job fear God for nothing?" Satan replied.

New Living Translation
Satan replied to the LORD, "Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God.

English Standard Version
Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason?

Berean Study Bible
Satan answered the LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing?

New American Standard Bible
Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing?

King James Bible
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

Christian Standard Bible
Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing?

Contemporary English Version
"Why shouldn't he respect you?" Satan remarked.

Good News Translation
Satan replied, "Would Job worship you if he got nothing out of it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing?

International Standard Version
But in response, Satan asked the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing?

NET Bible
Then Satan answered the LORD, "Is it for nothing that Job fears God?

New Heart English Bible
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Satan answered the LORD, "Haven't you given Job a reason to fear God?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said: 'Doth Job fear God for nought?

New American Standard 1977
Then Satan answered the LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Satan answered the LORD and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?

King James 2000 Bible
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?

American King James Version
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?

American Standard Version
Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then the devil answered, and said before the Lord, Does Job worship the Lord for nothing?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Satan answering, said: Doth Job fear God in vain ?

Darby Bible Translation
And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

English Revised Version
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for naught?

World English Bible
Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?

Young's Literal Translation
And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, 'For nought is Job fearing God?
Study Bible
Satan's First Attack
8Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one on earth like him, a man who is blameless and upright, who fears God and shuns evil.” 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.…
Cross References
Revelation 12:9
And the great dragon was hurled down--the ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

Job 1:10
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.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?

Doth Job.

Job 1:21
And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job 2:10
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job 21:14,15
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways…







Lexicon
Satan
הַשָּׂטָ֛ן (haś·śā·ṭān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7854: An opponent -- Satan, the arch-enemy of good

answered
וַיַּ֧עַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

the LORD,
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

fear
יָרֵ֥א (yā·rê)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

God
אֱלֹהִֽים׃ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

for nothing?
הַֽחִנָּ֔ם (ha·ḥin·nām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2600: Gratis, devoid of cost, reason, advantage
(9) Doth Job fear God for nought?--Manifesting the worst kind of scepticism, a disbelief in human goodness. Satan knows that the motive of an action is its only value, and by incrimination calumniates the motives of Job. The object of the book is thus introduced, which is to exhibit the integrity of human conduct under the worst possible trial, and to show man a victor over Satan.

Verse 9. - Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Satan insinuates that Job's motive is purely selfish. He serves God, not for love of God, or for love of goodness, but for what he gets by it. Satan is too shrewd to endeavour, as Job's friends do later, to pick holes in Job's conduct. No; that is exemplary. But the true character of acts is determined by the motive. What is Job's motive? Does he not serve God to gain his protection and blessing? Similarly, in modern times, ungodly men argue that religious and devout persons are religious and devout with a view to their own interest, because they expect to gain by it, either in this world, or in the next, or in both. This is a form of calumny which it is impossible to escape. And bad men, who are conscious to themselves of never acting except from a selfish motive, may well imagine the same of others. It is rarely that such an insinuation can be disproved. In the present instance God vindicates his servant, and covers the adversary with shame, as the other adversaries and calumniators of righteousness will be covered at the last day. 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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