Satan Attacks Job’s Health1Again athere was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. 2And the Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 3And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still bholds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him cwithout reason.” 4Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. 5But dstretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will ecurse you to your face.” 6And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.” 7So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and struck Job with loathsome fsores from gthe sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8And he took ha piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in ithe ashes. 9Then his wife said to him, “Do you still jhold fast your integrity? kCurse God and die.” 10But he said to her, “You speak as one of the lfoolish women would speak. mShall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” ▼
▼Or disaster; also verse 11oIn all this Job did not psin with his lips.
Job’s Three Friends11Now when Job’s three qfriends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz rthe Temanite, Bildad sthe Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to tshow him sympathy and comfort him. 12And when they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him. And they raised their voices and wept, and they utore their robes and sprinkled vdust on their heads toward heaven. 13And they sat with him on the ground wseven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.
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