Job 2
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1Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD.1Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD.
2And the LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”2The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it."
3And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.”3The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause."
4Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life.4Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
5But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.”5"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."
6And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.”6So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life."
7So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.7Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
8And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.8And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.
9Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.”9Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!"
10But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.10But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
11Now 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.11Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.
12And when they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him. And they raised their voices and wept, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads toward heaven.12When they lifted up their eyes at a distance and did not recognize him, they raised their voices and wept. And each of them tore his robe and they threw dust over their heads toward the sky.
13And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.13Then they sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.
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