Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”u
9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?”y Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedgez around him and his household and everything he has?a You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.b 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has,c and he will surely curse you to your face.”d
Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.
13 One day when Job’s sons and daughtersg were feastingh and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazingi nearby, 15 and the Sabeansj attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeansm formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughtersn were feastingo and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 19 when suddenly a mighty windp swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead,q and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!r”
Hebrew the sons of God
Hebrew satan means adversary.
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