Job: Cruelty and Violence
- To start off God and Satan's gruesome game, Job's slaves and animals are burned to death or killed with swords. Then Job's
children are killed in a windstorm while partying. 1:13-19
- God (or Satan -- it's hard to tell them apart) sends a wind that kills Job's sons and daughters.
- God and Satan play a little game with Job. God allows Satan to torment Job, just to see how he will react.
- "So went Satan forth from
the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his
- Because of God's cruel wager with Satan, Job curses the day he was born. 3:2-3, 11
- "The arrows of the Almighty are within me ... the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me." 6:4
- "Thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions" 7:14
- God multiplies wounds without cause, destroys the perfect along with the wicked, laughs at the trial of the innocent,
and hides the truth from judges. 9:17, 22-24
- Speaking of God, Job says: "He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his
- "God hath ... taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces." 16:11-12
- "He cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground." 16:13
- "Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion?"
God seems pleased to have created prey for lions and ravens to eat. 38:39-41
- "The eagle ... seeketh the prey.... Her young ones suck up blood."
God is pleased with the way that predators kill and devour their prey. 39:27-30