New Living Translation
Satan replied to the LORD, "Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God.
King James Bible
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
Darby Bible Translation
And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
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?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:9 For nought - Out of pure love and respect to thee? No. It is policy, not piety, that makes him good; he doth not serve thee, but serveth himself of thee, serving thee for his own ends.
LibraryWhether Hypocrisy is Always a Mortal Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that hypocrisy is always a mortal sin. For Jerome says on Is. 16:14: "Of the two evils it is less to sin openly than to simulate holiness": and a gloss on Job 1:21 [*St. Augustine on Ps. 63:7], "As it hath pleased the Lord," etc., says that "pretended justice is no justice, but a twofold sin": and again a gloss on Lam. 4:6, "The iniquity . . . of my people is made greater than the sin of Sodom," says: "He deplores the sins of the soul that falls into hypocrisy, which is a greater …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
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This great dragon--the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world--was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
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!
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