One day angels came to the Lord. Satan also came with them.
The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered, "From traveling all around the earth. I've been going from one end of it to the other."
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you thought about my servant Job? There isn't anyone on earth like him. He is honest. He does what is right. He has respect for me and avoids evil."
"You always give Job everything he needs," Satan replied. "That's why he has respect for you.
Haven't you guarded him and his family? Haven't you taken care of everything he has? You have blessed everything he does. His flocks and herds are spread all through the land.
"But reach out your hand and strike down everything he has. Then I'm sure he will speak evil things against you. In fact, he'll do it right in front of you."
The LORD said to Satan, "All right. I am handing everything he has over to you. But do not touch the man himself." Then Satan left the LORD and went on his way.