New International Version
The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life."
King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand; only spare his life.
World English Bible
Yahweh said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand. Only spare his life."
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, 'Lo, he is in thy hand; only his life take care of.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But save his life - His body thou shalt have permission to afflict, but against his life thou shalt have no power; therefore take care of his life. The original, נפשו שמר naphsho shemor, may be translated, keep his soul; but the word also signifies life; yet in the hands of the destroyer the life of this holy man is placed! How astonishing is the economy of salvation! It is so managed, by the unlimited power and skill of God, that the grand adversary of souls becomes himself, by the order of God, the preserver of that which the evil of his nature incessantly prompts him to destroy!
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his life. By naphsho, 'his soul,' Maimonides understands 'his mind,' or intellectual powers.
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Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?--JOB 2:10. I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.--O Lord, thou art our father, we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.--It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good. Righteous art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments. He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.--Whom the Lord loveth …
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or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face."
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.
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