2 One day the heavenly beingsa came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satanb also came among them to present himself before the Lord. 2 The Lord said to Satan,c “Where have you come from?” Satand answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 3 The Lord said to Satan,e “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason.” 4 Then Satanf answered the Lord, “Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives.g 5 But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.” 6 The Lord said to Satan,h “Very well, he is in your power; only spare his life.”
7 So Satani went out from the presence of the Lord, and inflicted loathsome sores on Job from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 Jobj took a potsherd with which to scrape himself, and sat among the ashes.
9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still persist in your integrity? Cursek 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.
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