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The Book of Job is considered one of the greatest pieces of literature from the Old World This book tells the story of Jobs life Job one of Gods most loyal followers suffers great losses during his life This story tries to answer the question of why those who believe in and obey God sufferJob was very blessed by God He had ten children thousands of animals and many servants God was extremely proud of Job because Job was one of his most loyal followers Satan challenges God to test Jobs faith to see if he will curse God when all he owns is taken from him God accepts Satans challenge and put Jobs belongings in Satans hands In one single day Job loses his children all of his animals and all of his servants When Job hears the news of his loses he does not curse God as Satan foresaw but falls to his knees and blesses the Lord God very pleased with his servant Job is challenged again by Satan Satan tells God that Job would curse him if he were riddled with diseases God allows Satan to inflict sores upon Jobs body as long as it does not kill him Job accepts these loses and curses and still does not curse the Lord Jobs friends come to offer their sympathies They tell him that God would surely forgive Job if he would confess his sin and repent Job insists that he is innocent of any wrong-doing His friends do not believe him and finally Job becomes angry Job questions God and asks why God would punish him seeing as he was always the faithful servantGod speaks to Job in a whirlwind Instead of answering Jobs questions God asks his own questions of Job God asks Job to explain where he was when the universe was created He asks Job to explain about the oceans and the land the snow and the rain
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