Job 1:14
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English Standard Version
and there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,

King James Bible
And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

American Standard Version
that there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them;

Douay-Rheims Bible
There came a messenger to Job, and said: The oxen were ploughing, and the asses feeding beside them,

English Revised Version
that there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

Webster's Bible Translation
And there came a messenger to Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

8 Then said Jehovah to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and escheweth evil.

By כּי Jehovah gives the reason of His inquiry. Had Satan been observant of Job, even he must have confessed that there was on the earth real genuine piety. לב שׂים, animum advertere (for לב is animus, נפשׁ anima), is construed with על, of the object on which the attention falls, and on which it fixes itself, or אל, of the object towards which it is directed (Job 2:3). The repetition of the four predicates used of Job (Job 1:1) in the mouth of Jehovah (though without the waw combining both pairs there) is a skilful touch of the poet. Further on, the narrative is also interwoven with poetic repetitions (as e.g., Job 34 and Genesis 1), to give it architectural symmetry, and to strengthen the meaning and impression of what is said. Jehovah triumphantly displays His servant, the incomparable one, in opposition to Satan; but this does not disconcert him: he knows how, as on all occasions, so here also, to deny what Jehovah affirms.

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1 Samuel 4:17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there has been also a great slaughter among the people...

2 Samuel 15:13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

Jeremiah 51:31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,

Cross References
Job 1:13
Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house,

Job 1:15
and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

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