One day the heavenly beings a came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan b also came among them to present himself before the Lord.
The Lord said to Satan, c "Where have you come from?" Satan d answered the Lord, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it."
The Lord said to Satan, e "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason."
Then Satan f answered the Lord, "Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives. g5
But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face."
The Lord said to Satan, h "Very well, he is in your power; only spare his life."
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