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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

The Book of Job

Chapters

Outline of Contents

  • 1

    • Job’s integrity and wealth (1-5)

    • Satan questions Job’s motives (6-12)

    • Job loses his property and children (13-19)

    • Job does not blame God (20-22)

  • 2

    • Satan again questions Job’s motives (1-5)

    • Satan permitted to strike Job’s body (6-8)

    • Job’s wife: “Curse God and die!” (9, 10)

    • Job’s three companions arrive (11-13)

  • 3

    • Job laments his birth (1-26)

      • Asks why he is suffering (20, 21)

  • 4

    • Eliphaz’ first speech (1-21)

      • Ridicules Job’s integrity (7, 8)

      • Relates a spirit’s message (12-17)

      • ‘God has no faith in his servants’ (18)

  • 5

    • Eliphaz’ first speech continues (1-27)

      • ‘God catches the wise in their cunning’ (13)

      • ‘Job should not reject God’s discipline’ (17)

  • 6

    • Job’s reply (1-30)

      • Claims he is justified in crying out (2-6)

      • His comforters are treacherous (15-18)

      • “Honest words are not painful!” (25)

  • 7

    • Job’s reply continues (1-21)

      • Life like compulsory labor (1, 2)

      • “Why have you made me your target?” (20)

  • 8

    • Bildad’s first speech (1-22)

      • Implies that Job’s sons have sinned (4)

      • ‘If you were pure, God would protect you’ (6)

      • Implies that Job is godless (13)

  • 9

    • Job’s reply (1-35)

      • Mortal man cannot contend with God (2-4)

      • ‘God does unsearchable things’ (10)

      • One cannot argue with God (32)

  • 10

    • Job’s reply continues (1-22)

      • ‘Why does God contend with me?’ (2)

      • God contrasted to mortal Job (4-12)

      • ‘May I find some relief’ (20)

  • 11

    • Zophar’s first speech (1-20)

      • Accuses Job of empty talk (2, 3)

      • Tells Job to put away evil (14)

  • 12

    • Job’s reply (1-25)

      • “I am not inferior to you” (3)

      • “I have become a laughingstock” (4)

      • ‘Wisdom is with God’ (13)

      • God is above judges and kings (17, 18)

  • 13

    • Job’s reply continues (1-28)

      • ‘I would rather speak to God’ (3)

      • “You are useless physicians” (4)

      • “I know I am in the right” (18)

      • Asks why God views him as an enemy (24)

  • 14

    • Job’s reply continues (1-22)

      • Man short-lived and with trouble (1)

      • “There is hope even for a tree” (7)

      • ‘O that you would conceal me in the Grave!’ (13)

      • “If a man dies, can he live again?” (14)

      •  God will long for work of his hands (15)

  • 15

    • Eliphaz’ second speech (1-35)

      • Claims that Job has no fear of God (4)

      • Calls Job presumptuous (7-9)

      • ‘God has no faith in his holy ones’ (15)

      • ‘One who suffers is wicked’ (20-24)

  • 16

    • Job’s reply (1-22)

      • “You are troublesome comforters!” (2)

      • Claims that God sets him up as his target (12)

  • 17

    • Job’s reply continues (1-16)

      • “Mockers surround me” (2)

      • “He has made me an object of scorn” (6)

      • “The Grave will become my home” (13)

  • 18

    • Bildad’s second speech (1-21)

      • Depicts the lot of sinners (5-20)

      • Implies that Job does not know God (21)

  • 19

    • Job’s reply (1-29)

      • Rejects rebukes from his “friends” (1-6)

      • Says that he is abandoned (13-19)

      • “My redeemer is alive” (25)

  • 20

    • Zophar’s second speech (1-29)

      • Feels insulted by Job (2, 3)

      • Implies that Job is wicked (5)

      • Claims that Job enjoys sin (12, 13)

  • 21

    • Job’s reply (1-34)

      • ‘Why do the wicked prosper?’ (7-13)

      • Exposes his “comforters” (27-34)

  • 22

    • Eliphaz’ third speech (1-30)

      • ‘Can a man benefit God?’ (2, 3)

      • Accuses Job of greed and injustice (9)

      • ‘Return to God and be restored’ (23)

  • 23

    • Job’s reply (1-17)

      • Wants to present his case before God (1-7)

      • Says that he cannot find God (8, 9)

      • ‘I kept to his way without deviating’ (11)

  • 24

    • Job’s reply continues (1-25)

      • ‘Why does God not set a time?’ (1)

      • Says that God permits wickedness (12)

      • Sinners love darkness (13-17)

  • 25

    • Bildad’s third speech (1-6)

      • ‘How can man be innocent before God?’ (4)

      • Claims that man’s integrity is in vain (5, 6)

  • 26

    • Job’s reply (1-14)

      • ‘How you have helped the powerless!’ (1-4)

      • ‘God suspends the earth upon nothing’ (7)

      • ‘Just the fringes of God’s ways’ (14)

  • 27

    • Job determined to keep his integrity (1-23)

      • “I will not renounce my integrity” (5)

      • Godless without hope (8)

      • ‘Why are your speeches so empty?’ (12)

      • The wicked end up with nothing (13-23)

  • 28

    • Job contrasts earth’s treasures with wisdom (1-28)

      • Man’s mining efforts (1-11)

      • Wisdom worth more than pearls (18)

      • Fear of Jehovah is true wisdom (28)

  • 29

    • Job recalls happy days before his trials (1-25)

      • Respected in the city gate (7-10)

      • His past course of justice (11-17)

      • Everyone listened to his counsel (21-23)

  • 30

    • Job describes his changed situation (1-31)

      • Mocked by worthless ones (1-15)

      • No help from others (20, 21)

      • “My skin has blackened” (30)

  • 31

    • Job defends his integrity (1-40)

      • “A covenant with my eyes” (1)

      • Asks to be weighed by God (6)

      • Not an adulterer (9-12)

      • Not a lover of money (24, 25)

      • Not an idolater (26-28)

  • 32

    • Young Elihu enters the discussion (1-22)

      • Angry with Job and Job’s companions (2, 3)

      • Waited respectfully before speaking (6, 7)

      •  Age alone does not make one wise (9)

      • Elihu eager to speak (18-20)

  • 33

    • Elihu reproves Job for his self-righteousness (1-33)

      • A ransom found (24)

      • Return to youthful vigor (25)

  • 34

    • Elihu vindicates God’s justice and ways (1-37)

      • Job said that God denied him justice (5)

      • The true God never acts wickedly (10)

      • Job is lacking knowledge (35)

  • 35

    • Elihu points out Job’s faulty reasoning (1-16)

      • Job said he is more righteous than God (2)

      • God so high, not affected by sin (5, 6)

      • Job should wait for God (14)

  • 36

    • Elihu extols God’s unsearchable greatness (1-33)

      • Obedient prosper; godless rejected (11-13)

      • ‘What instructor is like God?’ (22)

      • Job should magnify God (24)

      • “God is greater than we can know” (26)

      • God controls rain and lightning (27-33)

  • 37

    • Natural forces reveal God’s greatness (1-24)

      • God can stop man’s activities (7)

      • ‘Consider God’s wonderful works’ (14)

      • To understand God is beyond the reach of humans (23)

      • No human should think he is wise (24)

  • 38

    • Jehovah gives a lesson in man’s littleness (1-41)

      • ‘Where were you at earth’s creation?’ (4-6)

      • God’s sons shouted in applause (7)

      • Questions about natural phenomena (8-32)

      • “Laws governing the heavens” (33)

  • 39

    • Animal creation shows man’s ignorance (1-30)

      • Mountain goats and deer (1-4)

      • The wild donkey (5-8)

      • The wild bull (9-12)

      • The ostrich (13-18)

      • The horse (19-25)

      • The falcon and the eagle (26-30)

  • 40

    • Further questions from Jehovah (1-24)

      • Job admits he has nothing to say (3-5)

      • ‘Will you question my justice?’ (8)

      • God describes Behemoth’s strength (15-24)

  • 41

    • God describes the amazing Leviathan (1-34)

  • 42

    • Job’s reply to Jehovah (1-6)

    • The three companions condemned (7-9)

    • Jehovah restores Job (10-17)

      • Job’s sons and daughters (13-15)