Job 1:6

NET ©

Now the day came when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord – and Satan also arrived among them.

NIV ©

One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.

NASB ©

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.

NLT ©

One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan the Accuser came with them.

MSG ©

One day when the angels came to report to GOD, Satan, who was the Designated Accuser, came along with them.

BBE ©

And there was a day when the sons of the gods came together before the Lord, and the Satan came with them.

NRSV ©

One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.

NKJV ©

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.

KJV
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and Satan
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also among
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NET © [draft] ITL
Now
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the day
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came
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when the sons
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of God
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came to present
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themselves before the Lord
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– and Satan
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also
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arrived
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among
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them.
NET © Notes

sn The text draws the curtain of heaven aside for the reader to understand the background of this drama. God extols the virtue of Job, but Satan challenges the reasons for it. He receives permission to try to dislodge Job from his integrity. In short, God is using Job to prove Satan’s theory wrong.

tn The beginning Hebrew expression “and there was – the day” indicates that “there came a day when” or more simply “the day came when.” It emphasizes the particular day. The succeeding clause is then introduced with a preterite with the with vav (ו) consecutive (see E. Dhorme, Job, 5).

sn The “sons of God” in the OT is generally taken to refer to angels. They are not actually “sons” of Elohim; the idiom is a poetic way of describing their nature and relationship to God. The phrase indicates their supernatural nature, and their submission to God as the sovereign Lord. It may be classified as a genitive that expresses how individuals belong to a certain class or type, i.e., the supernatural (GKC 418 §128.v). In the pagan literature, especially of Ugarit, “the sons of God” refers to the lesser gods or deities of the pantheon. See H. W. Robinson, “The Council of Yahweh,” JTS 45 (1943): 151-57; G. Cooke, “The Sons of (the) God(s),” ZAW 76 (1964): 22-47; M. Tsevat, “God and the Gods in the Assembly,” HUCA 40-41 (1969/70): 123-37.

tn The preposition עַל (’al) in this construction after a verb of standing or going means “before” (GKC 383 §119.cc).

sn The word means “adversary” or with the article “the adversary” – here the superhuman adversary or Satan. The word with the article means that the meaning of the word should receive prominence. A denominative verb meaning “to act as adversary” occurs. Satan is the great accuser of the saints (see Zech 3 where “Satan was standing there to ‘satanize’ Joshua the priest”; and see Rev 12 which identifies him with the Serpent in Genesis). He came among the angels at this time because he is one of them and has access among them. Even though fallen, Satan has yet to be cast down completely (see Rev 12).