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Job 2:8–10

And he took ta piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in uthe ashes.

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still vhold fast your integrity? qCurse God and die.” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the wfoolish women would speak. xShall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?”1 yIn all this Job did not zsin with his lips.

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Job 2:8–10 — The New International Version (NIV)

Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.

His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”

10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

Job 2:8–10 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job 2:8–10 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.”

10 But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.

Job 2:8–10 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And he took for himself a potsherd with which to scrape himself while he sat in the midst of the ashes.

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!”

10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 2:8–10 — New Century Version (NCV)

Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself, and he sat in ashes in misery.

Job’s wife said to him, “Why are you trying to stay innocent? Curse God and die!”

10 Job answered, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Should we take only good things from God and not trouble?” In spite of all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Job 2:8–10 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself therewith; and he sat among the ashes. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? renounce God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job 2:8–10 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And he took a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat among the ashes. And his wife said to him, Dost thou still remain firm in thine integrity? curse God and die. 10 But he said to her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. We have also received good from God, and should we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 2:8–10 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Job took a piece of broken pottery to scratch himself as he sat in the ashes. 

His wife asked him, “Are you still holding on to your principles? Curse God and die!” 

10 He said to her, “You’re talking like a godless fool. We accept the good that God gives us. Shouldn’t we also accept the bad?” 

Through all this Job’s lips did not utter one sinful word. 

Job 2:8–10 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself while he sat among the ashes.

His wife said to him, “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!”

10 “You speak as a foolish woman speaks,” he told her. “Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?” Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Job 2:8–10 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Job took a potsherd with which to scrape himself, and sat among the ashes.

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still persist in your integrity? Curse God, and die.” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as any foolish woman would speak. Shall we receive the good at the hand of God, and not receive the bad?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 2:8–10 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

So he took for himself a potsherd with which to scrape himself, and he sat in the midst of the ashes.

Then his wife said to him, “Are you still persisting in your blamelessness? Curse God and die.”

10 So he said to her, “You speak like one of the foolish women speaks. Indeed, should we receive the good from God, but not receive the evil?” In all this, Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 2:8–10 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

He got part of a broken pot. He used it to scrape his skin. He did it while he was sitting in ashes.

His wife said to him, “Are you still continuing to be faithful to the Lord? Speak evil things against him and die!”

10 Job replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. We accept good things from God. So we should also accept trouble when he sends it.”

In spite of everything, Job didn’t say anything that was sinful.

Job 2:8–10 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!”

10 But 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.