One day the divine beingsa came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Adversaryb also came among them.
The LORD said to the Adversary, "Where did you come from?" The Adversary answered the LORD, "From wandering throughout the earth."
The LORD said to the Adversary, "Have you thought about my servant Job; surely there is no one like him on earth, a man who is honest, who is of absolute integrity, who reveres God and avoids evil?"
The Adversary answered the LORD, "Does Job revere God for nothing?
Haven't you fenced him in—his house and all he has—and blessed the work of his hands so that his possessions extend throughout the earth?
But stretch out your hand and strike all he has. He will certainly curse you to your face."
The LORD said to the Adversary, "Look, all he has is within your power; only don't stretch out your hand against him." So the Adversary left the LORD's presence.