16 Quotes From The Book Of Job – Famous Bible Scriptures

The book of Job is often upheld as an example of godly patience while suffering. Job certainly did suffer, but there is more to his story than just his suffering. It teaches humility (as God reminds Job who is really in control), steadfastness (as Job refuses to curse God despite his circumstances), and joy and reward (when the latter part of Job’s life is more blessed than the former).

Study these 16 quotes from the Book of Job – famous Bible Scriptures to learn more about the nature of God and how He wants us to live.

quotes from book of job

Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any; he is mighty in strength of understanding.
- Job 36:5

And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?”
- Job 1:8

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
- Job 33:4

Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength, he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed, he does not turn back from the sword. Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground, he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet.
- Job 39:19-24

As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number
- Job 5:8-9

You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.
- Job 10:11-12

Then Job answered the Lord and said: I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
- Job 42:1-2

Agree with God, and be at peace, thereby good will come to you. Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.
- Job 22:21-22

As long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.
- Job 27:3-4

Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands. Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees.
- Job 4:3-4

Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves, therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up, he shatters, but his hands heal.
- Job 5:17-18

And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”
- Job 1:21

And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”
- Job 28:28

he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
- Job 5:11

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
- Job 19:25

"He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
- Job 6:14

Total Quotes Found: 16

Here are 5 Great Bible Stories from the Book of Job

Giving and Taking Away

Job had the right perspective…whatever we receive from God, He can take away, so praise Him regardless of what happens in life.  Job “said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21).  The Lord gives more than He takes away, but whatever happens, we can say with confidence, “blessed by the name of the Lord.”

Trust in God

Job had such great faith that he could honestly say, even “Though he slay me, I will hope in him” (Job 13:15).  He knew that if he died, he would see the Lord again, knowing that the Lord would raise his body to be with his spirit.  Death would not be the end for Job, and neither is it for us.  It is only the beginning for those who trust in Christ.

Upright and Blameless

I can’t say this about myself or few people that I know, but the Word of God declared that “There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil” (Job 1:1).  How many people do you know that you could call blameless and who feared God?  Maybe you can think of a few, but we know that our righteousness comes from Christ and not ourselves.  Job’s righteousness ultimately came from God’s Spirit.

Job’s Test

God has Satan on a leash.  He allows him some freedom, but Satan’s freedom is designed to bring about much good, as God uses evil for God (Genesis 50:20; John 3:16).  Even though God is not the author of evil, much good comes from evil, so it’s not surprising that God allowed Satan to test Job, and so “the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord” (Job 1:12).  The point is, he may test us too.

Blessed by Reproving

Job was being disciplined but he understood that it was for his own good, and it is for our own good too.  Job wisely said, “blessed is the one whom God reproves, therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up, he shatters, but his hands heal” (Job 5:17-18).  He may wound us, but He will also heal us…He may cut us, but He cuts us in order to heal us.

God Knows…

The Book of Job is a very difficult book to understand, and remember that Job never did receive an answer from God that we know of.  He didn’t understand why he suffered so much loss of life (his family) and health, and even his friends, so we may not understand what’s happening to us or why, but don’t ask “Why,” but rather “What,” as in “What are you trying to teach me Lord.” The important thing is, God knows what He’s doing, so we must trust Him in all this.

What have you learned from the Book of Job and how can you apply it to your life today?

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