Now there was a day when the sons of Godcame to present themselves before the LORD, and Satanacame also among them.
And the LORDsaid unto Satan,Whencecomest thou? Then Satananswered the LORD, and said , From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
And the LORDsaid unto Satan, Hast thou consideredb my servantJob, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an uprightman, one that fearethGod, and eschewethevil?9
Then Satananswered the LORD, and said , Doth JobfearGod for nought?10
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substancec is increased in the land.11But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.12
And the LORDsaid unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power;d only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.