Job 1:21

Hebrew Bible

19 and suddenly a great wind swept across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they died! And I—only I alone—escaped to tell you!” 20 Then Job got up and tore his robe. He shaved his head, and then he threw himself down with his face to the ground. 21 He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. May the name of the Lord be blessed!” 22 In all this Job did not sin, nor did he charge God with moral impropriety.

1 Timothy 6:7

New Testament

5 and constant bickering by people corrupted in their minds and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a way of making a profit. 6 Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit. 7 For we have brought nothing into this world and so we cannot take a single thing out either. 8 But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that. 9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

 Notes and References

"... The Greek text is indicative - and particularly awkward - in form, but the NIV captures the sense. We brought nothing material into the world at birth; and we can take nothing out of it at death. This sentiment can also be found among the Stoics, but it is precisely the point of view of Job 1:21: 'Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return' (RSV; compare Ecclesiastes 5:15; Philo, On the Special Laws 1.294-95) ..."

Fee, Gordon D. 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus (pp. 133-134) Hendrickson Publishers, 1988

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