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8 And the LORD [Yahovah] said ['amar] unto Satan [satan], Hast
thou considered [suwm] [leb] my servant [`ebed] Job ['Iyowb], that there is none like him in the earth ['erets], a perfect [tam] and an
upright [yashar] man ['iysh], one that feareth [yare']
God ['elohiym], and escheweth [cuwr] evil [ra`]? KJV-Interlinear
8 And the LORD said to Satan, 'Have you considered My servant
Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man,
fearing God and turning away from evil.' NASB
question, 'Have you considered Job?' needs a little clarification.
know of Job's background. We know of
Satan's background. Now the intentions of Satan are being brought in to view.
prowls the earth in search of folks to injure.
In the next few verses, we will discover that Satan is well aware of
Job. Satan knows of his character and
his wealth, although Job's character is not in view, as far as Satan is
concerned. It is his wealth and his,
Job's, reaction if it did not exist.
God is asking here is, 'Have you placed your heart on Job?' 'Have you given some attention to Job?' 'While you have been prowling around on the
earth, have you decided to plot against, and injure, Job?' These are the real meanings of 'suwm.'
knows of Satan's character. God knows of
Satan's intentions toward humanity in general.
Satan does not consider any human being as worthy.
is blameless, upright, acknowledging God, and avoiding evil. There is no real basis for disliking Job.
is blameless. He is a completely moral
person, and in all of the correct ways.
He is human and subject to committing sins, but he lives a morally
correct life. He is not a
degenerate. He does not have any weird
ideas about life and relationships.
is upright. He treats people with
fairness and justice. He is not about to
judge anyone by means of gossip or maligning.
He will not take advantage of anyone by deceit or fraud.
acknowledges God and has a deep respect for God. Job knows his doctrine. He knows of salvation. He knows of confession and thus the spiritual
life. He teaches or makes known his
views, to his family and others.
avoids evil. Job dos not look lustfully
toward women. He does not lust after the
property that others have. He does not
bring bad thoughts into his mind and entertain himself with them, nor pursue
wrongful activities in his life.
ever there were a perfect person, Job would be one of the top candidates. And so God Himself states, 'There is none
like him in all the earth!'
yet Job is but a mere man. Job is the
product of common dust, as all of humanity is.
on the other hand had everything going for himself. Satan was, and still is, the most beautiful
of all the angels. He held the highest
post in all of creation.
has success, and lusts for nothing. Job
acquired his success by honorable means.
He did not cheat his way to the top.
Job worked honestly in his life and acquired his wealth through
had everything and lusted for more in his insatiable desires. Satan pursues his goals through dishonesty
did not deserve anything, yet God blessed him because of his spiritual status. Job appreciated everything he had. Satan had everything imaginable and probably
more, and was never contented nor appreciative.
desired harm against no one. Satan hates
with a passion, everyone.
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