King James Version
10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Back in my former life of the Properity Gospel and New Apostolic Reformation days before God by his great grace delivered me, a false teacher, who was reprobate in the faith and preaching a false gospel told me once that the book of Job was to him personally a very “disturbing” book that he didn’t want to discuss, period.
Well… those false teachers who will stick their big toe into Job will lie and say that Job is pure allegory in nature to teach lessons of patience but surely God would never allow harm to come to his children. Nope God’s kids are always healthy, wealthy, and happy as a fake woman preacher told me once.
But the truth be known Job is a powerful book that needs to be read carefully and deeply by all Christians to grow in their faith.
What is Job 2:10 KJV telling us?
God allowing and actually dispensing bad things in a positive sense (for his supreme purpose) that is exceeding in nature to man’s understanding.
There are 2 distinct types of evil spoken of in scripture from the Hebrew word Let’s employ proven hermeneutics (see note 1) to examine this. H7451 and the root H7489 for Evil generally falls into 2 categories: Evil as in wickedness and Sin. Examples: 1 Chronicles 21:17KJV, Job 8:20 KJV. The other category is: Misery, Affliction, Adversity. Deuteronomy 26:6, 1 Kings 16:25 KJV.
Given a comparison with scripture in both context of other scriptures and within the confines of Job what Job is actually saying here is: God allowing and actually dispensing bad things in a positive sense (for his supreme purpose) that is exceeding in nature to man’s understanding.
רָעַע râʻaʻ, raw-ah’; a primitive root; properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e. bad (physically, socially or morally):—afflict, associate selves (by mistake for 7462), break (down, in pieces), displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly (by mistake for 7462), do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, × indeed, do mischief, punish, still, vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse.
I’ve learned over the years to apply these simple rules: 3 rules of 1. CONTEXT (to include full background, the proper Dispensation, e.g. who is being addressed and for what purpose, i.e., conscience, faith, law, kingdom, grace) 2. EXEGESIS (to include proper grammar – syntax, semantics, style – allegorical or literal, historical background in context, original language, and 3. SCRIPTURE with SCRIPTURE (taking scripture and comparing with other scripture. )
REMEMBER; Scripture is the best interpretation of scripture to “extract out the meaning INSTEAD of injecting into one’s own interpretation through the vain imagination of man’s philosophy.
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Just look at a few modern translations of how they word Job 2:10: The NASB says Adversity. The NIV, ESV and the Catholic Bible say trouble, disaster (Esv translates evil for you and tells you incorrectly, sorrows. ) It is only the KJV that gives an accurate description. Bad in a positive sense that is given in exceeding measure. Taken from KJV and checking the Hebrew word in context with the English word “Evil” in context derived from the hard copy Oxford English Dictionary pages 910-911. Perhaps the modern bible translations don’t matter to you thinking Adversity by itself is a good translation. However, it does matter. God doesn’t want his children to think God dispenses adversity for the sake of adversity. We are commanded to study His word rightly divided and understand that the PURPOSE OF HIS Evil (bad in context) is in a POSITIVE SENSE clearly stated. I pray the reader see how this sharpens and strengthens the faith and encourages one as one goes through bad things in life knowing that God’s purpose is behind it in a positive sense. See what Paul says in Romans 8:28 KJV. Look at what Joseph said in Genesis 50:20 KJV. Praise God!
Note: The purpose here is not to get into Bible translations, but to show that Bible translations are hugely important and only the KJV is the most accurate. The translations older than the 1611 KJV like the Geneva and Tindale of which the KJV committee used extensively and in consideration under the command and authority of King James I /IV of England are accurate but not as thorough. And a few later translations like Wesley and Douay-rheims use similar words but take serious misguided liberties in others.