Job 2:11
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English Standard Version
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.

King James Bible
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

American Standard Version
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to bemoan him and to comfort him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when Job's three friends heard all the evil that had befallen him, they came every one from his own place, Alphas the Themanite, and Baldad the Suhite, and Sophar the Naamathite. For they had made an appointment to come together and visit him, a nd comfort him.

English Revised Version
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: and they made an appointment together to come to bemoan him and to comfort him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite; for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him, and to comfort him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

4, 5 And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Skin for skin, and all that man hath will he give for his life: stretch forth yet once Thy hand, and touch his bone, and his flesh, truly he will renounce Thee to Thy face.

Olshausen refers עזר בּעד עזר to Job in relation to Jehovah: So long as Thou leavest his skin untouched, he will also leave Thee untouched; which, though it is the devil who speaks, were nevertheless too unbecomingly expressed. Hupfeld understands by the skin, that skin which is here given for the other, - the skin of his cattle, of his servants and children, which Job had gladly given up, that for such a price he might get off with his own skin sound; but בּעד cannot be used as Beth pretii: even in Proverbs 6:26 this is not the case. For the same reason, we must not, with Hirz., Ew., and most, translate, Skin for skin equals like for like, which Ewald bases on the strange assertion, that one skin is like another, as one dead piece is like another. The meaning of the words of Satan (rightly understood by Schlottm. and the Jewish expositors) is this: One gives up one's skin to preserve one's skin; one endures pain on a sickly part of the skin, for the sake of saving the whole skin; one holds up the arm, as Raschi suggests, to avert the fatal blow from the head. The second clause is climacteric: a man gives skin for skin; but for his life, his highest good, he willingly gives up everything, without exception, that can be given up, and life itself still retained. This principle derived from experience, applied to Job, may be expressed thus: Just so, Job has gladly given up everything, and is content to have escaped with his life. ואולם, verum enim vero, is connected with this suppressed because self-evident application. The verb ננע, above, Job 1:11, with בּ, is construed here with אל, and expresses increased malignity: Stretch forth Thy hand but once to his very bones, etc. Instead of על־פּניך, Job 1:11, על־פּ is used here with the same force: forthwith, fearlessly and regardlessly (comp. Job 13:15; Deuteronomy 7:10), he will bid Thee farewell.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

friends.

Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Job 16:20 My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to God.

Job 19:19,21 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me...

Job 42:7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against you...

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 27:10 Your own friend, and your father's friend, forsake not; neither go into your brother's house in the day of your calamity...

Temanite.

Job 6:19 The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

Job 15:1 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Genesis 36:11,15 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz...

Jeremiah 49:7 Concerning Edom, thus said the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent?...

Shuhite.

Job 8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Job 18:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Genesis 25:2 And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

1 Chronicles 1:32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak...

to come.

Job 42:11 Then came there to him all his brothers, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before...

Genesis 37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said...

Isaiah 51:19 These two things are come to you; who shall be sorry for you? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword...

John 11:19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.

Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

to comfort.

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

Cross References
John 11:19
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Genesis 25:2
She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Genesis 36:11
The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.

1 Chronicles 1:45
Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.

1 Chronicles 7:22
And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him.

Job 6:19
The caravans of Tema look, the travelers of Sheba hope.

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