Articles on

Job 1

Job 1:16 KJV (With Strong’s)

While he was yet speaking
dabar (Hebrew #1696)
perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue
KJV usage: answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give, name, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, subdue, talk, teach, tell, think, use (entreaties), utter, X well, X work.
Pronounce: daw-bar'
Origin: a primitive root
, there came
bow' (Hebrew #935)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
KJV usage: abide, apply, attain, X be, befall, + besiege, bring (forth, in, into, to pass), call, carry, X certainly, (cause, let, thing for) to come (against, in, out, upon, to pass), depart, X doubtless again, + eat, + employ, (cause to) enter (in, into, -tering, -trance, -try), be fallen, fetch, + follow, get, give, go (down, in, to war), grant, + have, X indeed, (in-)vade, lead, lift (up), mention, pull in, put, resort, run (down), send, set, X (well) stricken (in age), X surely, take (in), way.
Pronounce: bo
Origin: a primitive root
also another, and said
'amar (Hebrew #559)
to say (used with great latitude)
KJV usage: answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.
Pronounce: aw-mar'
Origin: a primitive root
, χThe fire
'esh (Hebrew #784)
fire (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: burning, fiery, fire, flaming, hot.
Pronounce: aysh
Origin: a primitive word
of God
'elohiym (Hebrew #430)
gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative
KJV usage: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
Pronounce: el-o-heem'
Origin: plural of 433
is fallen
naphal (Hebrew #5307)
to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative)
KJV usage: be accepted, cast (down, self, (lots), out), cease, die, divide (by lot), (let) fail, (cause to, let, make, ready to) fall (away, down, -en, -ing), fell(-ing), fugitive, have (inheritance), inferior, be judged (by mistake for 6419), lay (along), (cause to) lie down, light (down), be (X hast) lost, lying, overthrow, overwhelm, perish, present(-ed, -ing), (make to) rot, slay, smite out, X surely, throw down.
Pronounce: naw-fal'
Origin: a primitive root
from heaven
shamayim (Hebrew #8064)
from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve)
KJV usage: air, X astrologer, heaven(-s).
Pronounce: shaw-mah'-yim
Origin: dual of an unused singular shameh {shaw-meh'}
, and hath burned up
ba`ar (Hebrew #1197)
to kindle, i.e. consume (by fire or by eating); also (as denominative from 1198) to be(-come) brutish
KJV usage: be brutish, bring (put, take) away, burn, (cause to) eat (up), feed, heat, kindle, set ((on fire)), waste.
Pronounce: baw-ar'
Origin: a primitive root
the sheep
tso'n (Hebrew #6629)
from an unused root meaning to migrate; a collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men)
KJV usage: (small) cattle, flock (+ -s), lamb (+ -s), sheep((-cote, -fold, -shearer, -herds)).
Pronounce: tsone
Origin: or tsaown (Psalm 144:13) {tseh-one'}
, and the servants
na`ar (Hebrew #5288)
(concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age)
KJV usage: babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).
Pronounce: nah'-ar
Origin: from 5287
, and consumed
'akal (Hebrew #398)
to eat (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: X at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, X freely, X in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, X quite.
Pronounce: aw-kal'
Origin: a primitive root
them; and I only am escaped
malat (Hebrew #4422)
properly, to be smooth, i.e. (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively, to release or rescue; specifically, to bring forth young, emit sparks
KJV usage: deliver (self), escape, lay, leap out, let alone, let go, preserve, save, X speedily, X surely.
Pronounce: maw-lat'
Origin: a primitive root
alone to tell
nagad (Hebrew #5046)
properly, to front, i.e. stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise
KJV usage: bewray, X certainly, certify, declare(-ing), denounce, expound, X fully, messenger, plainly, profess, rehearse, report, shew (forth), speak, X surely, tell, utter.
Pronounce: naw-gad'
Origin: a primitive root
or, A great fire.

More on:


Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

there came.
The fire of God.
or, A great fire.
 As Elijah called down fire from heaven (2 Ki. 14:10), we know that the Antichrist will do the same (Rev. 13:13). An angel rolled away the stone from the door of the sepulcher (Matt. 28:2), and another released Peter from prison (Acts 12:7, etc.). Scripture gives no intimation that Satan has less power than the angels, for he was chief of them all. (Job 1-2 by S. Ridout)
 The agency this time was “the fire of God” from heaven. It is not designated as lightning, though some authorities consider it was that, but has been thought to be similar to that which destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha. Whatever it was, it was “an act of God,” as men say, when destruction comes without human interposition. (Job 1-2 by S. Ridout)
 As prince of this world, he rules in the hearts of men, individually and corporately, but his domain stops there. He is not prince of the earth, the sea, nor air. “Prince of the power of the air” (Eph. 2:2) does not mean lord of the winds, but one whose evil influence pervades the moral world, as the atmosphere envelops the physical. Where faith realizes the omnipresent supremacy of God over all nature, it can, in its little measure, sleep on the waves amid the tumult of the storm. But only One can say to that storm, “Peace, be still.” Our answer then as to the nature of all miraculous powers of Satan is that they are divine power put forth with divine permission with a divine object, in answer to a Satanic demand for that power. Satan desired to tempt our Lord, and God put all His power at the enemy’s disposal to effect his object if possible. The result was the exhibition of the perfections of the sinless Man. The “messenger of Satan” (2 Cor. 12) given to Paul was permitted of God with a purpose of grace, in spite of the malignity of the one who would destroy the usefulness of a servant of the Lord. In regard to every outward form of Satanic activity we can use the words of our Lord, “Thou couldest have no power at all against Me, except it were given thee from above” (John 19:11). In other words, it was not Satan’s lightning, but God’s that smote Job’s property; God’s, not Satan’s, whirlwind that destroyed his family. Satan had demanded this— “Put forth Thy hand now, and touch all that he hath” (chap. 1:11). Job sees only God’s hand in his affliction— “The Lord hath taken away” (ver. 21); and God Himself says to Satan, “Thou movedst Me against him, to destroy him without cause” (chap. 2:3). (Job 1-2 by S. Ridout)

J. N. Darby Translation

While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheepc and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped, alone, to tell thee.

JND Translation Notes

"Small cattle," applying equally to both sheep and goats.