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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Book of Job Loyalty to God Quotes Page 3 Theme

How we cite the quotes: (Chapter:Verse)

Quote #7

'If I have rejoiced at the ruin of those who hated me,
or exulted when evil overtook them—
I have not let my mouth sin
by asking for their lives with a curse. (NRSV 31:29-30)

If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. (KJV 31:29-30)

Remember the whole "Job did not sin with his lips" thing (2:10)? Here it comes again. Job is trying to clear his name with his friends, but these guys might thing that by asking questions, he's done the deed. Curious about this? Head on over to our discussion of faith perspectives for more.

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