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Job 1:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then Satan answered the LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for naught?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the accuser answered Yahweh, and said, Is it, for nought, that Job revereth God?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, 'For nought is Job fearing God?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Satan answering, said: Doth Job fear God in vain?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then Satan answered ye LORD, and sayd, Doeth Iob feare God for nought?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Then the devil answered, and said before the Lord, Does Job worship the Lord for nothing?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, Doth Iyyov fear Elohim for nought?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then +n שָׂטָן 7854
{7854} Prime
From H7853; an opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch enemy of good.
answered 6030
{6030} Prime
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and said, 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Doth Iyyv אִיּוֹב 347
{0347} Prime
From H0340; hated (that is, persecuted); Ijob, the patriarch famous for his patience.
fear 3372
{3372} Prime
A primitive root; to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; 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.
for nought? 2600
{2600} Prime
From H2580; gratis, that is, devoid of cost, reason or advantage.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 1:9

_ _ fear God for naught — It is a mark of the children of Satan to sneer and not give credit to any for disinterested piety. Not so much God’s gifts, as God Himself is “the reward” of His people (Genesis 15:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 1:6-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 1:9

For nought — Out of pure love and respect to thee? No. It is policy, not piety, that makes him good; he doth not serve thee, but serveth himself of thee, serving thee for his own ends.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 1:9

Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for (p) nought?

(p) He fears you not for your own sake, but for the blessing that he received from you.

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Doth Job:

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Job 21:14-15 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. ... What [is] the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
Malachi 1:10 Who [is there] even among you that would shut the doors [for nought]? neither do ye kindle [fire] on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
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