JOB 1:8



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“And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”

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Job 1:8 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Satan, הַשָּׂטָ֔ן An opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch-enemy of good Satan
Hast thou considered הֲשַׂ֥מְתָּ To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) considered
my servant עַבְדִּ֣י A servant servant
Job, אִיּ֑וֹב Ijob, the patriarch famous for his patience Job
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
there is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
none אֵ֤ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle none
like him כָּמֹ֙הוּ֙ As, thus, so like
in the earth, בָּאָ֔רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
a perfect תָּ֧ם Complete; usually (morally) pious; specifically, gentle, dear perfect
and an upright וְיָשָׁ֛ר Straight (literally or figuratively) upright
man, אִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
one that feareth יְרֵ֥א Fearing; morally, reverent one feareth
God, אֱלֹהִ֖ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
and escheweth וְסָ֥ר To turn off (literally or figuratively) escheweth
evil? מֵרָֽע׃ Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil

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  • 6  Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.

  • 7  And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

  • 8  And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

  • 9  Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

  • 10  Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.


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