Old Testament

Job 1:6
Job's First Test
6There came a day when the sons of God[] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[] also came into their midst.


  • 1:6 The term sons of God often refers to believers. Here it refers to angels.
  • 1:6 The Hebrew word satan is a common noun that means adversary or accuser. In the book of Job this title still is written as a common noun with the article, the satan, that is, the Accuser. In later books, as it becomes established as a proper name for the leader of the evil angels, the article is dropped and it is simply Satan.