Offertory of Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost

Job 1

There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, simple, and upright, and fearing God: whom Satan besought that he might tempt: and power was given him from the Lord over his possessions and his flesh; and he destroyed all his substance and his children; and wounded his flesh also with a grievous ulcer.


Verse 1. Hus. The land of Hus was a part of Edom; as appears from Lament. iv. 21. — Simple. That is, innocent, sincere, and without guile, (Ch.) in opposition to hypocrites and double dealers. C. — Heb. Tam, “perfect.”

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