In the later poetic version of the story (which begins with the third chapter) Job himself is the embodiment of the problem of innocent suffering.
Sidenote: Job 10:20-22 Are not the days of my life few enough?
"They might a-given me that watchman's job," were his last words as I went away.
Its ceremony is to them a marriage feast: and decapitation, what a black job was to Lord Portsmouth,--the only variety and excitement that could give a spur to their heavy and painful existence.
Many of them found the wage-earning opportunity scant, for the slaves were given preference by their masters when steady occupations were to be filled, and odd jobs were often the only recourse for outsiders.
He says this counthry's job is jist a-mindin' av her biz, And imparyilism's thrayson, so ut is, so ut is.
I waited till he had finished, knowing that he would want to see me after the others, as the machine-gunner's job is always rather a specialized side-line.
The job's no good.
We'd do for each other in a fight, and so take the job off 's 'ands.
Good, clean job, Bucky, and smart as could be the way you drew him down.
His job life is a group life.
It is easy to perceive that, under such a system, jobbing must become not the exception but the rule.
All right!--my job is to see, in person, anybody who knew.
I always thought that so strange of God," in a reflective tone, "but I expect he knew what kind of man Job was and that he didn't have any real feelings.
"I'll look around," answered the Major, briskly, as if such a "job" was the easiest thing in the world to procure. "
Cartwright knew Brown's habits when he gave him the job, although, in an important sense, the job was Lister's.
A big job," was his comment, sorry to find the hour quite so late. "
If he had been a seaside boy, his first job would have been a boat; if he had lived in a flat country, it would very likely have been a windmill; but the most noticeable thing in that neighbourhood was a mill for grinding corn driven by a water-wheel.
If Job had been a general in my situation, his memory had not been so famous for patience.'