Job, we are told, was “perfect” (v.1).

“That troubles me.”

Why so?

“I thought because we all still sin, no one is perfect.”

That‘s correct.

“Well, then, how could he be ‘perfect?’ Isn’t it necessary to be sinless to be perfect?”

Yes, and no.

“Not another equivocal answer!”

No. Not equivocal—simply making it clear that the word ‘perfect’ needs to be understood properly.

“What’s confusing about it?”

Sorry to have to tell you—your trusted friend the KJV is the problem again.

“Oh! Please explain.”

Gladly. The Hebrew word tam, translated “perfect” in the KJV doesn’t mean ‘without sin.’

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