Book of Job Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Book of Job Chapter by Chapter Summary.





AUTHOR: May be Moses or Job 


Blessings Through Sufferings


God, Job, Bildad, Elihu, Satan, Eliphaz, and Zophar.


1:1: In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.

1:21: Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.

38:1-2: Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said, ‘Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?

42:5-6: My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.


Book of Job is first of the poetic books of the Old Testament. It goes like a play and deals with an old question puzzling everyone, the problem of human suffering. The story of Job opens with a scene in heaven where the devil comes to accuse Job before God. He insists Job only serves God because God protects him and seeks God’s permission to test Job’s faith and loyalty. The story of Job has become synonymous with suffering for many centuries. It describes the agony of a righteous man Job as he and his friends struggle to explain the affliction and misfortune which has befallen him and has disrobed him of his wealth, his family, and his health. The dialogue between Job and his friends continues as each presents his opinion on the reasons behind such troubles. As the drama continues, Job loses his confidence in God and demands a hearing before Him. God responds not by answering Job’s questions, but posing certain questions to Job that restores Job’s faith. This restoration is followed by great blessing as God exhibits His love and compassion.


Chapter# 1: Job’s Character And Greatness. Job lived as a good rich man; Satan met God, destroyed Job’s property, killed his children; Job mourns, praised the LORD
Chapter# 2: The Adversary’s Attack On Job’s Person. Satan gives Job skin disease; Job’s wife discourages Job; Job stays faithful; Job’s friends visit him.
Chapter# 3: Job Regrets His Birth. Job Wishes He Had Died. Job Wishes He Might Die. Regrets that he ever lived, talks about how suffering people still live
Chapter# 4: Eliphaz’s First Response To Job. Only Evil People Suffer. A Secret Was Told To Me. Indicates Job may be weak & guilty; talks about a dream which showed him man’s unholiness & mortality
Chapter# 5: Eliphaz’s Response Continues. People bring trouble on themselves; encourages Job to turn to God; God is willing to save & help people
Chapter# 6: Job’s Second Speech: A Response To Eliphaz. You Have Not Treated Me Like genuine Friends. What Have I Done Wrong? God has caused me pain; Job’s friends are not helping me
Chapter# 7: Job’s Second Continued: My life is painful, purposeless & miserable. Job is bitter & angry, complains to God about a hard life. Job Says To God: Leave Me Alone. Don’t Forget!
Chapter# 8: Bildad’s First Response To Job. Learn From Past Generations. God Does Not Punish The Innocent Person. Job & children must have sinned to cause Job’s trouble; tells Job to turn to God; talks about evil people
Chapter# 9: Job’s Third Speech: A Response To Bildad. Though I Am Innocent. My Life Is Speeding By
Chapter#10: Job Continues His Response To Bildad. You Have Not Explained
Chapter# 11: Zophar’s First Response To Job. God Can Do As He Pleases. Confess Your Sin And Be Forgiven
Chapter#12: Job’s Fourth Speech. Wisdom Comes From God. If You Want To Learn
Chapter# 13: Job’s Fourth Speech Continues. Job Argues His Case With God. Your Wisdom Misrepresents God. Job Speaks To God. Be Quiet While I Speak
Chapter# 14: Job Continues To Argue His Case With God. When A Tree Is Chopped Down. Will We Humans Live Again?
Chapter# 15: Eliphaz’s Second Response To Job. You are not the Only person with wisdom, Job. I Want To Tell You What I Know. The Tortured Life Of The Wicked Person
Chapter# 16: Job’s Fifth Speech. Job Described What God Had Done To Him. Job Appeals His Case To Heaven. Everything Was Going Well
Chapter# 17: Job’s Fifth Speech, Continued. Job Says To His Friends: I’M Still Wiser Than You
Chapter# 18: Bildad’s Second Speech. What A Wicked Person Can Expect From Life
Chapter# 19: Job’s Sixth Speech: A Response To Bildad. What God Has Done To Me. Job’s Confidence In His Defender. Job Warns His Friends. I Am Forgotten
Chapter# 20: Zophar’s Second Speech. A Wicked Person’s Joy Is Short, His Pain Long
Chapter# 21: Job’s Seventh Speech: A Response To Zophar. Wrong and wicked People Do Not Suffer For Their Sins. No One Understands How God Deals With Humans. My Friends Have Betrayed Me
Chapter# 22: Eliphaz’s Third Speech. Make Peace With God
Chapter# 23: Job’s Eighth Speech: A Response To Eliphaz. God Is Against Me
Chapter# 24: Job’s Eighth Speech, Continued
Chapter# 25: Bildad’s Third Speech
Chapter# 26: Job’s Ninth Speech: A Response To Bildad. God’s Power Over Creation
Chapter# 27: Job Continues His Final Speech. What God Has In Store For wrongdoing People
Chapter# 28: Job’s Discourse On Wisdom. Wisdom Is Inaccessible To Decay And Death. Wisdom Is Accessible Only To The Creator
Chapter# 29: Job’s Final Defense
Chapter# 30: Job’s Final Defense Continued. Job Calls On God For Help. Job Says: I Am Being Punished By God
Chapter# 31: Job’s Final Defense Continued
Chapter# 32: Elihu Rebukes Job And His Three Friends. The Reason For Elihu’s Discourse
Chapter# 33: Elihu Rebukes Job. God Doesn’t Have To Answer You, Job. Two Ways God Warns People. A Third Way God Warns People. Pay Attention, Job
Chapter# 34: Elihu Asserts God’s Justice. God Is Fair. Elihu Makes An Appeal To God
Chapter# 35: Elihu Condemns Job. Human Behavior Cannot Change God
Chapter# 36: Elihu Extols God’s Greatness. God’s Justice Is Beyond Human Understanding
Chapter# 37: Elihu Extols God’s Majesty
Chapter# 38: God Challenges Job. God Interrogates Job. The Lioness. The Crow
Chapter# 39: The God Continues: The Mountain Goats. The Wild Donkey. The Wild Ox. The Ostrich. The Horse. The Birds Of Prey
Chapter# 40: Job Responds To God. God Challenges Job Again. God Interrogates Job Again. Can You. Conquer Behemoth, Job?. I Am The God All-Powerful
Chapter# 41: The God Continues: Can You Conquer Leviathan, Job?. When This Monster Sneezes
Chapter# 42: Job’s Repentance And Restoration. God Restores Job. The God Rebukes Job’s Friends