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Book of Job

Job Summary

The Book of Job is a book of the Christian Old Testament that tells a story about Job, who in Jewish tradition is the son of Uz, who was the son of Nahor, the brother of Abraham. These stories focus on Job’s trials at the hands of God and how he deals with them.

In this book, Job has many theological discussions with friends about the nature of his suffering, his challenge to God, and finally a response from God. Within the Book of Job there is poem set in a prose frame and has been called "the most profound literary work of the entire Old Testament."

One of the most common questions asked by Christians was featured in this famous part of the Book of Job - "Why do the righteous suffer?" Read through the Bible chapters below to learn more about the Book of Job. Hopefully Job’s trials and questions will help you understand your own faith.

Chapters in Job


Most Popular Verses in Job

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will ...
Job 5:19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven th...
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint ...
Job 11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, t...
Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did n...