Job Trivia:

Job: Cruelty and Violence

  1. 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
  2. God (or Satan -- it's hard to tell them apart) sends a wind that kills Job's sons and daughters. 1:18-19
  3. God and Satan play a little game with Job. God allows Satan to torment Job, just to see how he will react. 2:3-7
  4. "So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown." 2:7
  5. Because of God's cruel wager with Satan, Job curses the day he was born. 3:2-3, 11
  6. "The arrows of the Almighty are within me ... the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me." 6:4
  7. "Thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions" 7:14
  8. 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
  9. Speaking of God, Job says: "He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth." 16:9
  10. "God hath ... taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces." 16:11-12
  11. "He cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground." 16:13
  12. "Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion?"
    God seems pleased to have created prey for lions and ravens to eat. 38:39-41
  13. "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