Job 2
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1And the day is, that sons of God come to station themselves by YHWH, and there also comes Satan in their midst to station himself by YHWH. 2And YHWH says to Satan, “From where have you come?” And Satan answers YHWH and says, “From going to and fro in the land, and from walking up and down in it.” 3And YHWH says to Satan, “Have you set your heart to My servant Job because there is none like him in the land, a man perfect and upright, fearing God and turning aside from evil? And still he is keeping hold on his integrity, and you move Me against him to swallow him up for nothing!” 4And Satan answers YHWH and says, “A skin for a skin, and all that a man has he gives for his life. 5Yet, put forth Your hand now, and strike to his bone and to his flesh—if not, he blesses You to Your face!” 6And YHWH says to Satan, “Behold, he [is] in your hand; only take care of his life.”

7And Satan goes forth from the presence of YHWH, and strikes Job with a severe ulcer from the sole of his foot to his crown. 8And he takes to him a potsherd to scrape himself with it, and he is sitting in the midst of the ashes.

9And his wife says to him, “You are still keeping hold on your integrity: bless God and die.” 10And he says to her, “As one of the foolish women speaks, you speak; indeed, do we receive the good from God, and we do not receive the bad?” In all this Job has not sinned with his lips.

11And three of the friends of Job hear of all this evil that has come on him, and they each come in from his place—Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite—and they have met together to come to bemoan him, and to comfort him; 12and they lift up their eyes from afar and have not discerned him, and they lift up their voice and weep, and each tears his robe, and sprinkle dust on their heads—heavenward. 13And they sit with him on the earth seven days and seven nights, and there is none speaking to him a word when they have seen that the pain has been very great.


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