The Devil Touches Job's Health1 And it came to pass as this day occurred, and [4came 1the 2sons 3of God] to stand before the lord. And the devil came in the midst of them to stand before the lord. 2 And [3said 1the 2 lord] to the devil, From what place come you? Then [3said 1the 2devil] before the lord, Traveling over the place under heaven, and walking about the whole the place at hand. 3 [4said 1And 2the 3 lord] to the devil, Have you taken heed then to my attendant Job, that there is not according to him of the ones upon the earth, a man not wicked, true, blameless, godly, and at a distance from all evil? But still he has innocence, but you spoke [2his substance 3without cause 1to destroy]. 4 [4undertaking 1But 2the 3devil], said to the lord, Skin for skin, and all as much as exists to a man [2for 3his life 1he will give]. 5 But in fact, but you send your hand to touch his bones and his flesh, assuredly [2in 3your face 1he will rave]. 6 [4said 1And 2the 3 lord] to the devil, Behold, I deliver him to you, only [2his life 1you guard]! 7 And [3went forth 1the 2devil] from the lord, and smote Job [2sore 1with a severe] from feet unto head. 8 And he took to himself a potsherd so as [2the 3pus 1to scrape]; and he sat down within the ashes. 9 And [2said 3to him 1his wife], Until how long will you persevere? But speak any word to God, and come to an end! 10 And he, looking to her said, Why as one of the foolish women did you speak? If [2the 3good things 1we looked for] from the hand of the lord, [3the 4bad 1shall we not 2endure]? In all these things, the ones coming to pass to him, not one thing Job sinned with his lips before the lord.
Job's Friends Comfort Him11 [5hearing 1And 3three 4friends 2his 7the 8bad things 6all] coming upon him, came each from their own place to him. Eliphaz the Temanite -- a king, Baldad the Shuhite -- a sovereign, Zophar the Minaean -- a king. And they came to him with one accord to comfort and visit him. 12 And seeing him at a distance, they did not recognize him. And they yelled [2voice 1with a great], and wept, [2tearing 1each] his own apparel, and strewing earth. 13 And they sat beside him seven days and seven nights, and not one of them spoke to him a word; for they saw the [2calamity 1awful] being, and [2great 1it was exceedingly].
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