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Job 2:1

    Job 2:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Again it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah, that Satan came also among them to present himself before Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there was a day when the sons of the gods came together before the Lord, and the Satan came with them.

    Webster's Revision

    Again it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah, that Satan came also among them to present himself before Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    Again it happened on the day when the God's sons came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan came also among them to present himself before Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

    Definitions for Job 2:1

    Satan - Adversary.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 2:1

    Again there was a day - How long this was after the former trial, we know not: probably one whole year, when, as the Targum intimates, it was the time of the annual atonement; which, if so, must have been at least one whole year after the former; and during which period the patience and resignation of Job had sufficient scope to show themselves. This appearance of the sons of God and Satan is to be understood metaphorically - there could be nothing real in it - but it is intended to instruct us in the doctrine of the existence of good and evil spirits; that Satan pursues man with implacable enmity, and that he can do no man hurt, either in his person or property, but by the especial permission of God; and that God gives him permission only when he purposes to overrule it for the greater manifestation of his own glory, and the greater good of his tempted followers.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 2:1

    Again there was a day ... - See the notes at Job 1:6. These seasons are represented as periodical, when the angels came, as it were, to make report to God of what they had observed and done. The Chaldee renders this, "And there was a day of the great judgment (רבא דינא יום yôm dı̂ynā' rābā'), a day of the remission of sins (שבוק יום סרחניא) and there came bands (כתי) of angels."

    To present himself before the Lord - This does not occur in the former statement in Job 1:6. It here means that he came before the Lord after he had had permission to afflict; Job. The Chaldee renders it "that he might stand in judgment דין dı̂yn before the Lord."
    Book: Job