SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:1 Â¶ Hubo un varón en tierra de Uz, llamado Job; y era este hombre perfecto y recto, y temeroso de Dios, y apartado del mal.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Job 1:1 Verse 1. In the land of Uz ] This country was situated in Idumea, or the land of Edom, in Arabia Petraea, of which it comprised a very large district. See the preface.
Whose name was Job ] The original is bwya Aiyob; and this orthography is followed by the Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic. From the Vulgate we borrow Job, not very dissimilar from the iwb Iob of the Septuagint. The name signifies sorrowful, or he that weeps. He is supposed to have been called Jobab. See more in the preface.
Perfect and upright ] ryw µt tam veyashar; COMPLETE as to his mind and heart, and STRAIGHT or CORRECT as to his moral deportment.
Feared God ] Had him in continual reverence as the fountain of justice, truth, and goodness.
Eschewed evil. ] [rm rs sar mera, departing from, or avoiding evil. We have the word eschew from the old French eschever, which signifies to avoid. All within was holy, all without was righteous; and his whole life was employed in departing from evil, and drawing nigh to God. Coverdale translates an innocent and vertuous man, soch one as feared God, an eschued evell. From this translation we retain the word eschew.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-5 - Job was prosperous, and yet pious. Though it is hard and rare, it is not impossible for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. By God's grace the temptations of worldly wealth may be overcome. The account of Job's piety and prosperity comes before the history of his great afflictions, showing that neither will secure from troubles While Job beheld the harmony and comforts of his sons with satisfaction, his knowledge of the human heart made him fearful for them. He sent and sanctified them, reminding them to examin themselves, to confess their sins, to seek forgiveness; and as one wh hoped for acceptance with God through the promised Saviour, he offere a burnt-offering for each. We perceive his care for their souls, his knowledge of the sinful state of man, his entire dependence on God' mercy in the way he had appointed.
Original Hebrew אישׁ 376 היה 1961 בארץ 776 עוץ 5780 איוב 347 שׁמו 8034 והיה 1961 האישׁ 376 ההוא 1931 תם 8535 וישׁר 3477 וירא 3373 אלהים 430 וסר 5493 מרע׃ 7451