Bible: Job 2

Satan’s Additional Charge

2:1 Again the day came when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also arrived among them to present himself before the Lord. 1  2:2 And the Lord said to Satan, “Where do you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, 2  “From roving about on the earth, and from walking back and forth across it.” 3  2:3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil. And he still holds firmly 4  to his integrity, 5  so that 6  you stirred me up to destroy him 7  without reason.” 8 

2:4 But 9  Satan answered the Lord, “Skin for 10  skin! 11  Indeed, a man will give up 12  all that he has to save his life! 13  2:5 But extend your hand and strike his bone and his flesh, 14  and he will no doubt 15  curse you to your face!

2:6 So the Lord said to Satan, “All right, 16  he is 17  in your power; 18  only preserve 19  his life.”

Job’s Integrity in Suffering

2:7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and he afflicted 20  Job with a malignant ulcer 21  from the sole of his feet to the top of his head. 22  2:8 Job took a shard of broken pottery to scrape 23  himself 24  with while he was sitting 25  among the ashes. 26 

2:9 Then 27  his wife said to him, “Are you still holding firmly to your integrity? 28  Curse 29  God, and die! 30  2:10 But he replied, 31 You’re talking like one of the godless 32  women would do! Should we receive 33  what is good from God, and not also 34  receive 35  what is evil?” 36  In all this Job did not sin by what he said. 37 

The Visit of Job’s Friends 38 

2:11 When Job’s three friends heard about all this calamity that had happened to him, each of them came from his own country 39 Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. 40  They met together 41  to come to show sympathy 42  for him and to console 43  him. 2:12 But when they gazed intently 44  from a distance but did not recognize 45  him, they began to weep loudly. Each of them tore his robes, and they threw dust into the air over their heads. 46  2:13 Then they sat down with him on the ground for seven days and seven nights, yet no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his pain 47  was very great. 48 

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