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house, and it fell upon the young people and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you. 20 Then Job arose and rent his robe and shaved his head and fell down upon the ground and worshiped 21 And said, Naked (without possessions) came I [into this world] from my mother's womb, and naked (without possessions) shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed (praised and magnified in worship) be the name of the Lord! 22 In all this Job sinned not nor charged God foolishly. Cross References sanctified: Job_41:25; Gen_35:2-3; Exo_19:10; 1Sa_16:5; Neh_12:30; Joh_11:55 rose up: Gen_22:3; Psa_5:3; Ecc_9:10 offered: Job_42:8; Gen_8:20; Exo_18:12, Exo_24:5; Lev_1:3-6 according: 1Ki_18:31; Act_21:26 It may be: 2Co_11:2 cursed: Job_1:11, Job_2:9; Lev_24:10-16; 1Ki_21:10, 1Ki_21:13 in their hearts: Gen_6:5; Jer_4:14, Jer_17:9-10; Mar_7:21-23; Act_8:22; 1Co_4:5 Thus: Job_27:10 continually: Heb. all the days, Luk_1:75, Luk_18:7; Eph_6:18 Job 1:5 — Barnes And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about - Dr. Good renders this, "as the days of such banquets returned." But this is not the idea intended. It is, when the banquets had gone round as in a circle through all the families, "then" Job sent and sanctified them. It was not from an anticipation that they "would" do wrong, but it was from the apprehension that they "might" have sinned. The word rendered "were gone about" (ðÈ÷Çó na8qaph) means properly to join together, and then to move round in a circle, to revolve, as festivals do; see the notes at Isa_29:1: "Let the festivals go round." Here it means that the days of their banqueting had gone round the circle, or had gone round the several families. Septuagint "When the days of the entertainment (or drinking, ðïìôïõ potou) were finished." A custom of feasting similar to this prevails in China. "They have their fraternities which they call the brotherhood of the months; this consists of months according to the number of the days therein, and in a circle they go abroad to eat at one another's houses by turns. If one man has not conveniences to receive the fraternity in his own house, he may provide for them in another; and there are many public houses well furnished for this purpose." See Semedo's History of China, i chapter 13, as quoted by Burder in Rosenmüller's Morgenland. "in loc." That Job sent - Sent for them, and called them around him. He was apprehensive that they might have erred, and he took every measure to keep them pure, and to maintain the influence of

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offered: Job_42:8; Gen_8:20; Exo_18:12, Exo_24:5; Lev_1:3-6 cursed: Job_1:11, Job_2:9; Lev_24:10-16; 1Ki_21:10, 1Ki_21:13 according: 1Ki_18:...

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offered: Job_42:8; Gen_8:20; Exo_18:12, Exo_24:5; Lev_1:3-6 cursed: Job_1:11, Job_2:9; Lev_24:10-16; 1Ki_21:10, 1Ki_21:13 according: 1Ki_18:...

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