Now there was a day when 1the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and 2Satana also came among them.
The LORD said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Satan answered the LORD and said, "From 3going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it."
And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you 4considered my 5servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, 6a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?"
Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for no reason?
Have you not put 7a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have 8blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
But 9stretch out your hand and 10touch all that he has, and he will 11curse you 12to your face."
And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand." So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.