2 Again athere was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?”
bSatan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”
3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, ca blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he dholds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, eto 1destroy him without cause.”
4 So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 fBut stretch out Your hand now, and touch his gbone and his flesh, and he will surely 2curse You to Your face!”
6 hAnd the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.”
7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils ifrom the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took for himself a potsherd with which to scrape himself jwhile he sat in the midst of the ashes.
9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? 3Curse God and die!”
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