Outline of Job

Part 1Presenting the Problem: Job’s Encounter with Satan (1:1 – 2:13)

A. Job’s Piety and Prosperity (1:1-5)

B. Satan’s First Challenge (1:6-22)

C. Satan’s Second Challenge (2:1-10)

D. The Arrival of Job’s Friends (2:11-13)

Part 2Seeking a Solution: Job’s Encounter with Men (3:1 – 37:24)

A. Introduction: Job Longs for Death (3:1-26)

1. Job Curses the Day of His Birth (3:1-10)

2. Job Wishes He Had Died at Birth (3:11-19)

3. Job Questions Why His Life Is Continued (3:20-26)

B. The Three Friends’ Solution to Job’s Problem (4:1 – 31:40)

1. The First Cycle of Speeches (4:1 – 14:22)

(1) The First Speech of Eliphaz (4:1 – 5:27)

(2) Job’s Reply to Eliphaz (6:1 – 7:21)

(3) The First Speech of Bildad (8:1-22)

(4) Job’s Answer to Bildad (9:1 – 10:22)

(5) The First Speech of Zophar (11:1-20)

(6) Job’s Reply to Zophar (12:1 – 14:22) 13

2. The Second Cycle of Speeches (15:1 – 21:34)

(1) The Second Speech of Eliphaz (15:1-35)

(2) Job’s Reply to Eliphaz (16:1 – 17:16)

(3) The Second Speech of Bildad (18:1-21)

(4) Job’s Reply to Bildad (19:1-29)

(5) The Second Speech of Zophar (21:1-29)

(6) Job’s Reply to Zophar (21:1-34)

3. The Third Cycle of Speeches (22:1 – 31:40)

(1) The Third Speech of Eliphaz (22:1-30)

(2) Job’s Reply to Eliphaz (23:1 – 24:25)

(3) Bildad’s Third Speech (25:1-6)

(4) Job’s Reply to Bildad (26:1 – 31:40)

C. Elihu’s Solution to Job’s Problem (32:1 – 37:24)

Part 3Arriving at the Answer: Job’s Encounter with God (38:1 – 42:6)

A. Jehovah’s First Words from the Whirlwind (38:1 – 40:2)

B. Job’s Reply (40:3-5)

C. Jehovah’s Final Words from the Whirlwind (40:6 – 41:34)

D. Job’s Reply (42:1-6)

Part 4Epilogue (42:7-17)

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