Bible: Job 2:1-6

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.”

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