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Questions about the Book of Job

Job is the eighteenth book of the bible. The book of Job is thought by many to be the oldest book in the world, and deals with its most difficult question; “Why do the righteous suffer?” The early chapters of Job tell of great misfortunes that came upon Job. When Job’s three friends heard of all the evil that had come upon him, they went to him to comfort, and express their sympathy for him. His three friends argued that as the laws of nature are unchangeable and Job himself was to blame for all the troubles that have come upon him. The book of Job can be divided into six parts: 1) The prologue, 2) Job’s dialogues with his counselors, 3) Elihu’s monologue, 4) The Lord speaks, 5) Job’s confession, 6) The Epilogue. The author of this book is unknown. Listed below are questions on the book of Job. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.

Job Chapter 1

1) Who did Job fear, and what did Job shun in verse one of this book? (Job 1:1)

2) What kind of man was Job in these verses of this book? (Job 1:1-3)

3) Who are the three main people in these events of these verses? (Job 1:1-22)

4) What is surprising about what happened to Job in these verses of this book? (Job 1:1-22)

5) How did Job purify his children and why in these verses of this book? (Job 1:4-5)

6) What were the angels doing in verse six? (Job 1:6)

7) Where did Satan come from in verse seven? (Job 1:7)

8) Why did Satan say that Job feared God in these verses of this book? (Job 1:9-10)

9) What did Satan say Job would do if God took away everything Job had? (Job 1:11)

10) What authority did God give to Satan in verse twelve of this book? (Job 1:12)

11) What happened to Job’s livestock in these verses of this book? (Job 1:13-17)

12) What happened to Job’s children in these verses of this book? (Job 1:18-19)

13) How did Job respond to the tragedies that happened to him in these verses? (Job 1:20-21)

14) What way did Job not sin in verse twenty-two of this book? (Job 1:22)

Job Chapter 2


1) What major events occurred in these verses? (Job 2:1-13)

2) Where did Satan come from, according to verse two? (Job 2:2)

3) Why did God ask Satan to consider Job again in verse three? (Job 2:3)

4) What did God say Job had maintained in verse three of this book? (Job 2:3)

5) Why did Satan say that it was no big deal that Job had maintained his integrity? (Job 2:4-5)

6) What authority did God give to Satan in verse six of this book? (Job 2:6)

7) What did Satan do to Job, according to verse seven? (Job 2:7)

8) What did Job’s wife tell him to do in verse nine? (Job 2:9)

9) How did Job respond to his wife’s suggestion in verse ten of this book? (Job 2:10)

10) What did Job not do in the midst of his troubles, according to verse ten? (Job 2:10)

11) What purpose did Job’s friends set out to meet Job for in verse eleven? (Job 2:11)

12) What did Job’s friends do when they saw him in verse twelve of this book? (Job 2:12)

13) Why were Job’s friends silent for seven days, according to verse thirteen of this book? (Job 2:13)

Job Chapter 3

1) What did Job do when he opened his mouth, according to verse one of this book? (Job 3:1)

2) What did Job say about the day of his birth in these verses of this book? (Job 3:2-10)

3) What questions did Job ask about his birth in these verses? (Job 3:11-12)

4) Where did Job say he would be if he had died at birth in these verses? (Job 3:13-15)

5) Where did Job say the weary are at rest in verse seventeen of this book? (Job 3:17)

6) What beneficial effect did Job say death would have on slaves in these verses? (Job 3:18-19)

7) What did Job say is given to those who search for death in these verses? (Job 3:20-22)

8) How did Job describe his groans in verse twenty-four? (Job 3:24)

9) What did Job say had happened to him in verse twenty-five? (Job 3:25)

10) What did Job say he did and did not have in verse twenty-six of this book? (Job 3:26)

Job Chapter 4

1) What did Eliphaz say that Job had done in the past? (Job 4:2-6)

2) What did Eliphaz say about Job’s piety and confidence? (Job 4:6)

3) According to Eliphaz, why do bad things happen to people? (Job 4:7-11)

4) How did Eliphaz receive the message brought to him? (Job 4:12-16)

5) What kind of people dies without wisdom? (Job 4:17-21)

Job Chapter 5

1) Who does resentment kill, according to verse two of this book? (Job 5:2)

2) What did Eliphaz say a person is born to in verse seven of this book? (Job 5:7)

3) Who did Eliphaz say Job should appeal to in verse eight of this book? (Job 5:8)

4) What type of things did Eliphaz say God did in these verses? (Job 5:9-15)

5) Why did God do what He had done, according to Eliphas in verse sixteen? (Job 5:16)

6) Why did Eliphaz tell Job not to despise the discipline of God in these verses? (Job 5:17-18)

7) What did Eliphaz tell Job would happen when God rescued him in these verses? (Job 5:19-26)

8) What did Eliphaz tell Job to do in verse twenty-seven of this book? (Job 5:27)

Job Chapter 6

1) What did Job say about his misery in these verses of this book? (Job 6:1-3)

2) What did Job say had been marshaled against him in verse four of this book? (Job 6:4)

3) What did Job want God to do, and what consolation did he say it would bring him? (Job 6:8-10)

4) What did Job say about his friends, according to these verses of this book? (Job 6:14-27)

5) What did Job ask his friends to do, and on what basis did he ask them? (Job 6:28-30)

Job Chapter 7

1) How did Job describe life, according to these verses? (Job 7:1-2)

2) What did Job say about his days and nights in these verses? (Job 7:3-6)

3) What did Job compare his life to in these verses? (Job 7:7-10)

4) Why did Job say he would not be silent in verse eleven of this book? (Job 7:11)

5) Why was Job not able to find any comfort in sleep? (Job 7:13-16)

6) Why did Job despise his life, according to verse sixteen? (Job 7:16)

7) What way did Job say God made a big deal about mankind in these verses? (Job 7:17-18)

8) What questions did Job ask God, according to these verses? (Job 7:17-21)

Job Chapter 8

1) How did Bildad characterize Job’s reply to Eliphaz in verse two? (Job 8:2)

2) What did Bildad ask Job about God, according to verse three? (Job 8:3)

3) Why did Bildad say God punished Job’s children in verse four of this book? (Job 8:4)

4) What did Bildad say God would do if Job was pure and upright in these verses? (Job 8:5-7)

5) Who did Bildad suggest Job consult with, and why in these verses of this book? (Job 8:8-10)

6) What did Bildad compare the destiny of those who forget God, according to in these verses? (Job 8:11-13)

7) What sort of foundation did Bildad say the godless were relying on in these verses? (Job 8:14-15)

8) What did Bildad compare the godless person to in these verses of this book? (Job 8:16-19)

9) How did Bildad say God would treat the blameless person and the evildoer? (Job 8:20)

10) What did Bildad say God would fill Job’s mouth with in verse twenty-one? (Job 8:21)

11) What did Bildad say God would do to Job’s enemies in verse twenty-two? (Job 8:22)

Job Chapter 9

1) Why did Job think that it is impossible for a mortal to be righteous before God in these verses? (Job 9:2-13)

2) How did Job describe the power and wisdom of God, according to these verses? (Job 9:4-12)

3) In what way did Job think being innocent or blameless would change things? (Job 9:14-20)

4) How did Job think God treats the blameless and the wicked, according to these verses? (Job 9:22-24)

5) How did Job describe his days in these verses? (Job 9:25-26)

6) What did Job wish he had the opportunity to do, according to these verses? (Job 9:32-35)

Job Chapter 10

1) What did Job want God to tell him, according to these verses? (Job 10:1-2)

2) Why did Job think that God was unfair in these verses of this book? (Job 10:3-7)

3) Who did Job say created him, and why is that important, according to these verses? (Job 10:8-12)

4) What did Job say God concealed in His heart, according to these verses of this book? (Job 10:13-14)

5) What did Job ask God in verse eighteen? (Job 10:18)

6) Where did Job say he was headed, according to these verses of this book? (Job 10:21-22)

Job Chapter 11

1) How did Zophar describe Job’s speech in these verses of this book? (Job 11:2-3)

2) What did Zophar wish God would do in these verses? (Job 11:5-6)

3) How did Zophar depict the mysteries of God in these verses of this book? (Job 11:7-9)

4) What did Zophar say God took note of in verse eleven? (Job 11:11)

5) What did Zophar say about the witless person in verse twelve? (Job 11:12)

6) What did Zophar tell Job to do, according to these verses? (Job 11:13-14)

7) What did Zophar say Job would forget in verse sixteen? (Job 11:16)

8) What did Zophar say life would be brighter than in verse seventeen? (Job 11:17)

9) Why did Zophar say Job would be secure in verse eighteen of this book? (Job 11:18)

10) What did Zophar say would happen to the wicked, according to verse twenty? (Job 11:20)

Job Chapter 12

1) What did Job say about his “friends” in these verses of this book? (Job 12:1-3)

2) Why was Job embarrassed so much in these verses? (Job 12:4-6)

3) What kind of people did Job say are secure in verse six of this book? (Job 12:6)

4) What did Job think a long life should bring, according to verse twelve? (Job 12:12)

5) How did Job describe God’s power in these verses? (Job 12:13-25)

Job Chapter 13

1) Who did Job say he would like to argue his case with, according to verse three? (Job 13:3)

2) How did Job characterize his friends and their advice, according to these verses? (Job 13:4-12)

3) What did Job say he would do if God killed him in verse fifteen of this book? (Job 13:15)

4) What did Job think would happen if he defended himself to God in these verses? (Job 13:15-19)

5) What did Job ask God to grant him in these verses of this book? (Job 13:20-23)

6) How did Job feel God was treating him, according to these verses? (Job 13:24-27)

Job Chapter 14

1) What did Job say about the length of a person’s life in verse five of this book? (Job 14:5)

2) What did Job say about life after death in these verses? (Job 14:7-14)

3) How did Job describe a person’s life in these verses of this book? (Job 14:11-12)

4) What did Job say God would do with his sins, according to these verses of this book? (Job 14:16-17)

Job Chapter 15

1) What did Eliphaz say about Job’s speech in these verses of this book? (Job 15:2-4)

2) What did Eliphaz say prompted Job to speak in verse five? (Job 15:5)

3) Who did Eliphaz say Job had testified against in verse six of this book? (Job 15:6)

4) What kind of questions did Eliphaz ask Job? (Job 15:7-9)

5) Who did Eliphaz say was on his side in verse ten of this book? (Job 15:10)

6) Who did Eliphaz say Job had vented his rage against in these verses of this book? (Job 15:12-13)

7) Who did Eliphaz say is pure in God’s eyes, according to these verses? (Job 15:14-16)

8) What did Eliphaz say he would tell Job in these verses of this book? (Job 15:17-19)

9) How did Eliphaz describe the life of the wicked in these verses? (Job 15:20-35)

10) What did the wicked person trust in, and what benefit did it bring in verse thirty-one? (Job 15:31)

11) What did Eliphaz say the wicked would conceive and give birth to in verse thirty-five? (Job 15:35)

Job Chapter 16

1) What kind of comforter did Job say his three friends were in these verses? (Job 16:2-3)

2) What did Job say he would do if his friends were in his place, according to these verses? (Job 16:4-5)

3) What did Job say God had done to him in these verses of this book? (Job 16:7-14)

4) How had Job responded to what God had done to him, according to these verses? (Job 16:15-17)

5) Where was Job’s advocate or intercessor, and what was he doing in these verses? (Job 16:19-21)

6) What sort of journey did Job say he would be going on in verse twenty-two? (Job 16:22)

Job Chapter 17

1) What did Job say about his spirit in these verses? (Job 17:1-2)

2) What did Job say about God in verse six of this book? (Job 17:6)

3) How did the upright and the innocent respond to Job’s misery in these verses? (Job 17:8-9)

4) What happened to Job’s plans and the desires of his heart, according to verse eleven? (Job 17:11)

5) What did Job’s friends say was near in verse twelve? (Job 17:12)

6) What sort of hope did Job envision in these verses of this book? (Job 17:12-16)

Job Chapter 18

1) How did Bildad respond to Job in these verses? (Job 18:1-21)

2) What faults did Bildad see in Job in these verses? (Job 18:1-21)

3) How did Bildad characterize the wicked, according to these verses? (Job 18:1-21)

4) What did Bildad think of Job’s speeches, according to verse two of this book? (Job 18:2)

5) What did Bildad say Job did to himself in verse four? (Job 18:4)

6) What did Bildad say would happen to the wicked, according to these verses? (Job 18:5-6)

7) How do the schemes of a wicked person affect him or her in these verses? (Job 18:7-10)

8) What did Bildad say is hungry and ready for the wicked, according to verse twelve? (Job 18:12)

9) Where did Bildad say the wicked were taken to in verse fourteen? (Job 18:14)

10) What will happen to the wicked in verse seventeen, according to Bildad? (Job 18:17)

11) What is the fate of the person who does not know God, according to these verses? (Job 18:18-21)

Job Chapter 19

1) What kind of question did Job ask his friends in these verses of this book? (Job 19:1-3)

2) Whose concern did Job say it would be if he had truly gone astray in verse four? (Job 19:4)

3) How did Job say his friends had exalted themselves in verse five? (Job 19:5)

4) What did Job say God had done in verse six? (Job 19:6)

5) What response did Job say he had gotten, according to verse seven? (Job 19:7)

6) What did Job say God had stripped him of in verse nine of this book? (Job 19:9)

7) What group of people did Job say God counted him among in verse eleven? (Job 19:11)

8) What happened to all of Job’s relationships, according to these verses? (Job 19:13-19)

9) Why did Job ask his friends to have pity on him in these verses? (Job 19:21-22)

10) What did Job wish would happen to his words, according to these verses? (Job 19:23-24)

11) What did Job say about God, according to verse twenty-five of this book? (Job 19:25)

12) What did Job say he would see after his death, according to these verses? (Job 19:26-27)

13) Where did Job’s friends say his troubles came from in verse twenty-eight? (Job 19:28)

14) What warning did Job give to his friends, according to verse twenty-nine? (Job 19:29)

Job Chapter 20

1) What prompted and inspired Zophar to answer Job, according to these verses? (Job 20:1-3)

2) What did Zophar say about the happiness of the wicked or godless person in these verses? (Job 20:4-5)

3) In the long run, what difference do the achievements of the godless person make? (Job 20:6-7)

4) What did Zophar say would eventually happen to the godless person in these verses? (Job 20:6-11)

5) What is sweet in the godless person’s mouth, according to these verses? (Job 20:12-13)

6) What will happen to the good things that the godless person enjoys? (Job 20:14-18)

7) Why is the godless person prevented from enjoying the things he or she acquired in life? (Job 20:19)

8) What did Zophar say about the godless person’s ability to save him or herself? (Job 20:20-23)

9) What is the ultimate fate of the wicked, according to these verses? (Job 20:24-29)

10) What did Zophar say about the role God plays in determining the fate of the wicked in verse twenty-nine? (Job 20:29)

Job Chapter 21

1) What did Job ask his friends to do, according to these verses of this book? (Job 21:1-3)

2) What king of questions did Job ask about the wicked in verse seven? (Job 21:7)

3) What observations did Job make about the wicked in these verses? (Job 21:8-13)

4) What attitude did Job say the wicked had toward God in these verses? (Job 21:14-15)

5) Why did Job avoid the advice of wicked people, according to verse sixteen? (Job 21:16)

6) What questions did Job ask about the fate of the wicked in these verses? (Job 21:17-18)

7) For whom did Job say God stored up a person’s punishment, and why did this bother Job? (Job 21:19-21)

8) What did Job ask about the teaching in verse twenty-two of this book? (Job 21:22)

9) What common fate is shared by the person who dies full of vigor and the person who dies in bitterness? (Job 21:23-26)

10) What did Job say his friends thought about what he said in these verses? (Job 21:27-28)

11) What did Job say about the fate of the evil person, according to these verses? (Job 21:29-33)

12) Why did Job conclude that his friends’ consolation was nonsense, according to verse thirty-four? (Job 21:34)

Job Chapter 22

1) What answer did Eliphaz seem to imply in his question about people benefiting God? (Job 22:2-3)

2) Why did Eliphaz think God was punishing Job in these verses of this book? (Job 22:4-5)

3) What did Eliphaz accuse Job of doing to his brothers and others in these verses? (Job 22:6-9)

4) What explanation did Eliphaz give for Job’s troubles in these verses? (Job 22:10-11)

5) What was Eliphaz implying about God by asking, “Is not God in the heights of heaven?” (Job 22:12)

6) How did Eliphaz describe Job’s questions about God in these verses? (Job 22:13-14)

7) What did Eliphaz say the righteous and innocent rejoice in, according to these verses? (Job 22:19-20)

8) What did Eliphaz tell Job to do in these verses of this book? (Job 22:21-22)

9) What did Eliphaz say would happen if Job returned to God in these verses? (Job 22:23-28)

10) Who did Eliphaz say God would save, according to these verses of this book? (Job 22:29-30)

Job Chapter 23

1) What did Job wish he could do, according to these verses of this book? (Job 23:1-7)

2) Why did Job think God would not press charges against him in these verses? (Job 23:6-7)

3) How did Job characterize his response to his suffering in these verses? (Job 23:8-12)

4) Why was Job terrified and fearful before God, according to these verses? (Job 23:13-17)

Job Chapter 24

1) What kind of appointments did Job wish he could set up with God in verse one? (Job 24:1)

2) What type of evil activities did Job say people engage in, according to these verses? (Job 24:2-4)

3) How did Job describe the poor in these verses of this book? (Job 24:5-11)

4) What did Job say God did not do despite people’s dying groans and cries for help? (Job 24:12)

5) Why do evil people prefer to do their evil deeds in darkness in these verses? (Job 24:13-17)

6) What did Job say would be the fate of evil people in these verses? (Job 24:18-22)

7) Why did Job say God kept a watch on the ways of evil people in verse twenty-three? (Job 24:23)

8) How long will evil people get their way, according to verse twenty-four? (Job 24:24)

Job Chapter 25

1) How did Bildad think God viewed humankind in these verses of this book? (Job 25:1-6)

Job Chapter 26

1) What was Job’s initial reply to Bildad in these verses of this book? (Job 26:1-4)

2) How did Job describe God’s power in these verses of this book? (Job 26:5-14)

Job Chapter 27


1) What did Job say God had denied him in verse two? (Job 27:2)

2) What did Job pledge that he would not do as long as he lived in these verses? (Job 27:3-6)

3) What is the fate of the wicked, according to Job in these verses? (Job 27:7-23)

Job Chapter 28
1) Where did Job say people search for wisdom in these verses of this book? (Job 28:1-19)

2) What is wisdom and where can it be found, according to Job in these verses? (Job 28:20-28)

Job Chapter 29
1) How did Job describe his life before his suffering in these verses? (Job 29:1-25)

2) What kind of man was Job before his suffering began, according to these verses? (Job 29:1-25)

Job Chapter 30
1) How did Job describe his life since his suffering began in these verses? (Job 30:1-15)

2) How did Job characterize his present relationship with God in these verses? (Job 30:16-23)

3) How did Job describe his suffering, according to these verses? (Job 30:24-31)

Job Chapter 31

1) What did Job wish God would do and Why, according to these verses? (Job 31:1-40)

2) Based on the evidence Job supplied in his own defense, what kind of man was he in these verses? (Job 31:1-40)

Job Chapter 32

1) Why did Elihu become angry with Job in these verses of this book? (Job 32:1-5)

2) Why did Elihu wait to speak, and what finally prompted him to answer Job in these verses? (Job 32:6-22)

Job Chapter 33

1) What authority did Elihu claim to speak by in these verses of this book? (Job 33:1-7)

2) What different ways does God speak to people in, according to Elihu in these verses? (Job 33:12-22)

3) How does God turn people from the pit, according to these verses of this book? (Job 33:23-30)

Job Chapter 34
1) How did Elihu summarize Job’s speeches in these verses of this book? (Job 34:5-9)

2) What did Elihu say about God in these verses of this book? (Job 34:10-30)

3) How did Elihu describe Job’s reply to God in these verses of this book? (Job 34:31-37)

Job Chapter 35
1) According to Elihu, how does a person’s sin or righteousness affect God in these verses? (Job 35:1-8)

2) Why did Elihu say God does not always answer people who cry out to him in these verses? (Job 35:9-15)

Job Chapter 36

1) According to Elihu, how does God treat the wicked and the righteous in these verses? (Job 36:1-15)

2) How did Elihu describe the greatness of God in these verses of this book? (Job 36:22-33)

Job Chapter 37
1) How did Elihu describe the power of God, according to these verses? (Job 37:1-13)

2) What series of questions did Elihu ask Job in these verses of this book? (Job 37:14-20)

3) What advice did Elihu conclude his speech with in these verses of this book? (Job 37:21-24)

Job Chapter 38
1) What do the Lord’s questions reveal about Him in these verses? (Job 38:1-39:30)

2) What do the Lord’s questions reveal about Job and human nature in these verses? (Job 38:1-39:30)

3) What did the Lord tell Job to brace himself for in verse three? (Job 38:3)

4) What is the focus of the Lord’s first round of questions to Job in these verses? (Job 38:4-41)

Job Chapter 39

1) What is the focus of the Lord’s second round of questions to Job in these verses? (Job 39:1-30)

Job Chapter 40
1) What did God challenge Job to do in these verses of this book? (Job 40:1-2)

2) What did Job say in these two verses? (Job 40:3-4)

3) How did Job respond to God’s challenge, according to these verses? (Job 40:4-5)

4) What did God say Job must do before God would admit that Job could save himself? (Job 40:6-14)

5) What did God say about the behemoth, according to these verses of this book? (Job 40:15-24)

Job Chapter 41
1) What did God say about the leviathan in these verses of this book? (Job 41:1-34)

2) What belongs to God, according to verse eleven of this book? (Job 41:11)

Job Chapter 42

1) What did Job say about God in these two verses of this book? (Job 42:1-2)

2) What did Job say about what he had previously said in verse three? (Job 42:3)

3) Why did Job say he would repent of in these verses? (Job 42:4-6)

4) Why was God angry with Job’s three friends but not with Job in verse seven? (Job 42:7)

5) What did the Lord tell Eliphaz and his two friends to do in these verses? (Job 42:8-9)

6) What did the Lord do for Job, according to verse ten of this book? (Job 42:10)

7) What did Job’s brothers, sisters, and friends do for Job in verse eleven? (Job 42:11)

8) How did the Lord bless Job’s life, according to these verses of this book? (Job 42:12-15)

9) What was the rest of Job’s life like, according to these verses? (Job 42:16-17)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose