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How did Job's useless comforters get it so wrong? This ancient story that predates Judaism struggles to answer the Adversary's question in Job 1:9, essentially asking whether humans can faithfully worship the Almighty apart from the rewards they receive and the punishments they want to avoid. Job debates with his three friends, but the actual struggle is within himself. As the plot develops, the focus shifts from the character of Job to a search for justice. What positive purpose could suffering possibly have? Does God cause suffering? Adonai (God) concludes with a surprising answer from within a whirlwind.