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Job by American Standard Version

Job is a powerful and thought-provoking book that delves into the age-old question of why good people suffer. The story follows the trials and tribulations of Job, a righteous man who is put to the test by Satan, losing his wealth, health, and loved ones in the process.

The book is filled with deep philosophical discussions about the nature of suffering, the existence of evil, and the role of faith in times of adversity. Job's unwavering faith and his refusal to curse God despite his hardships make him a compelling and sympathetic character.

While the language of the American Standard Version may be a bit archaic for modern readers, the message of the book is timeless and relevant. It offers a powerful reminder that even in the face of unbearable suffering, faith and perseverance can ultimately lead to redemption.

Overall, Job is a moving and thought-provoking read that challenges readers to reflect on their own beliefs and values. It is a must-read for anyone grappling with questions of suffering, faith, and the human experience.

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God permits “Satan,” or in some translations “the adversary” or “the accuser,” to put the virtue of Job to the test, at first by giving him power over his property, but forbidding him to touch his person. Satan begins by taking away all of Job’s riches, his livestock, his house, his servants, and his children; a series of four messengers informs him that they have perished in various tragedies. In the meantime, only three of Job’s friends come to visit him in his misfortune — Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. A fourth, Elihu the Buzite, first begins talking in chapter 32 and bears a distinguished part in the dialogue; his arrival is not noted. The friends spend a week sitting on the ground with Job, without speaking, until Job at last breaks his silence and complains of his misery.

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