Job's virtue and riches. Satan by permission from God strippeth him of all his substance. His patience.
 There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, and that man was simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil.
Vir erat in terra Hus, nomine Job; et erat vir ille simplex, et rectus, ac timens Deum, et recedens a malo.
 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
Natique sunt ei septem filii, et tres filiae.
 And his possession was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a family exceeding great: and this man was great among all the people of the east.
Et fuit possessio ejus septem millia ovium, et tria millia camelorum, quingenta quoque juga boum, et quingentae asinae, ac familia multa nimis: eratque vir ille magnus inter omnes orientales.
 And his sons went, and made a feast by houses every one in his day. And sending they called their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
Et ibant filii ejus, et faciebant convivium per domos, unusquisque in die suo. Et mittentes vocabant tres sorores suas, ut comederent et biberent cum eis.
 And when the days of their feasting were gone about, Job sent to them, and sanctified them: and rising up early offered holocausts for every one of them. For he said: Lest perhaps my sons have sinned, and have blessed God in their hearts. So did Job all days.
Cumque in orbem transissent dies convivii, mittebat ad eos Job, et sanctificabat illos; consurgensque diluculo, offerebat holocausta pro singulis. Dicebat enim: Ne forte peccaverint filii mei, et benedixerint Deo in cordibus suis. Sic faciebat Job cunctis diebus.
 Now on a certain day when the sons of God came to stand before the Lord, Satan also was present among them.
Quadam autem die, cum venissent filii Dei ut assisterent coram Domino, affuit inter eos etiam Satan.
 And the Lord said to him: Whence comest thou? And he answered and said: I have gone round about the earth, and walked through it.
Cui dixit Dominus: Unde venis? Qui respondens, ait: Circuivi terram, et perambulavi eam.
 And the Lord said to him: Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a simple and upright man, and fearing God, and avoiding evil?
Dixitque Dominus ad eum: Numquid considerasti servum meum Job, quod non sit ei similis in terra, homo simplex et rectus, ac timens Deum, et recedens a malo?
 And Satan answering, said: Doth Job fear God in vain?
Cui respondens Satan, ait: Numquid Job frustra timet Deum?
 Hast not thou made a fence for him, and his house, and all his substance round about, blessed the works of his hands, and his possession hath increased on the earth?
Nonne tu vallasti eum, ac domum ejus, universamque substantiam per circuitum, operibus manuum ejus benedixisti, et possessio ejus crevit in terra?
 But stretch forth thy hand a little, and touch all that he hath, and see if he blesseth thee not to thy face.
Sed extende paululum manum tuam et tange cuncta quae possidet, nisi in faciem benedixerit tibi.
 Then the Lord said to Satan: Behold, all that he hath is in thy hand: only put not forth thy hand upon his person. And Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.
Dixit ergo Dominus ad Satan: Ecce universa quae habet in manu tua sunt; tantum in eum ne extendas manum tuam. Egressusque est Satan a facie Domini.
 Now upon a certain day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their eldest brother,
Cum autem quadam die filii et filiae ejus comederent et biberent vinum in domo fratris sui primogeniti,
 There came a messenger to Job, and said: The oxen were ploughing, and the asses feeding beside them,
Nuntius venit ad Job, qui diceret: Boves arabant, et asinae pascebantur juxta eos;
 And the Sabeans rushed in, and took all away, and slew the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.
Et irruerunt Sabaei, tuleruntque omnia, et pueros percusserunt gladio; et evasi ego solus, ut nuntiarem tibi.
 And while he was yet speaking, another came, and said: The fire of God fell from heaven, and striking the sheep and the servants, hath consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.
Cumque adhuc ille loqueretur, venit alter, et dixit: Ignis Dei cecidit e caelo, et tactas oves puerosque consumpsit; et effugi ego solus, ut nuntiarem tibi.
 And while he also was yet speaking, there came another, and said: The Chaldeans made three troops, and have fallen upon the camels, and taken them, moreover they have slain the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.
Sed et illo adhuc loquente, venit alius, et dixit: Chaldaei fecerunt tres turmas, et invaserunt camelos, et tulerunt eos, necnon et pueros percusserunt gladio: et ego fugi solus, ut nuntiarem tibi.
 He was yet speaking, and behold another came in, and said: Thy sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their elder brother:
Adhuc loquebatur ille, et ecce alius intravit, et dixit: Filiis tuis et filiabus vescentibus et bibentibus vinum in domo fratris sui primogeniti,
 A violent wind came on a sudden from the side of the desert, and shook the four corners of the house, and it fell upon thy children and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.
Repente ventus vehemens irruit a regione deserti, et concussit quatuor angulos domus, quae corruens oppressit liberos tuos, et mortui sunt; et effugi ego solus, ut nuntiarem tibi.
 Then Job rose up, and rent his garments, and having shaven his head fell down upon the ground and worshipped,
Tunc surrexit Job, et scidit vestimenta sua; et tonso capite, corruens in terram, adoravit,
 And said: Naked came I out of my mother' s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord so is it done: blessed be the name of the Lord.
Et dixit: Nudus egressus sum de utero matris meae, et nudus revertar illuc. Dominus dedit, Dominus abstulit; sicut Domino placuit, ita factum est. Sit nomen Domini benedictum.
 In all these things Job sinned not by his lips, nor spoke he any foolish thing against God.
In omnibus his non peccavit Job labiis suis, neque stultum quid contra Deum locutus est.