Life of Job
Job 42:17
So Job died, being old and full of days.

This history gives us much information with respect to Divine providence; warns us against uncharitably censuring our brethren, or judging of their piety by outward circumstances; presents the strongest consolations to the afflicted, the tempted, and the oppressed; and teaches us the benefit and duty of relying upon God, even in the most disastrous circumstances. Job's piety was manifested in all his conduct. He did not forget the wants of the poor, and the woes of the destitute. Instead of indulging bitter and malignant passions, truth and justice ever directed him, and the fear of God Most High restrained him from all profane wishes against others. His whole conduct was a living comment on that solemn direction given many centuries after by the apostle Paul to Timothy, "Charge them that are rich in this world," etc. Satan accusing Job of serving God only through mercenary principles, and from a desire of promoting his own interests, the Lord permits this evil spirit to deprive him of all his possessions, that his sincerity might thereby be tested. It is in trials and spiritual contests that the reality and degree of the Christian soldier's graces are manifested. Satan was defeated, for "in all this did not Job sin with his lips." Surrounded by calamities, yet displaying the power of Divine grace, the firmness of religious principle!

(H. Kollock, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: So Job died, being old and full of days.

WEB: So Job died, being old and full of days. BOOK I

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