Another day came when the sons of God came to serve ADONAI, and among them came the Adversary to serve ADONAI.
ADONAI asked the Adversary, "Where are you coming from?" The Adversary answered ADONAI, "From roaming through the earth, wandering here and there."
ADONAI asked the Adversary, "Did you notice my servant Iyov, that there's no one like him on earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and shuns evil, and that he still holds on to his integrity, even though you provoked me against him to destroy him for no reason?"
The Adversary answered ADONAI, "Skin for skin! A person will give up everything he has to save his life.
But if you reach out your hand and touch his flesh and bone, without doubt he'll curse you to your face!"
ADONAI said to the Adversary, "Here! He is in your hands, except that you are to spare his life."