Job took a piece of broken pottery to scratch himself and sat down on a mound of ashes.
Job's wife said to him, "Are you still clinging to your integrity? Cursea God, and die."
Job said to her, "You're talking like a foolish woman. Will we receive good from God but not also receive bad?" In all this, Job didn't sin with his lips.
When Job's three friends heard about all this disaster that had happened to him, they came, each one from his home—Eliphaz from Teman, Bildad from Shuah, and Zophar from Naamah. They agreed to come so they could console and comfort him.
When they looked up from a distance and didn't recognize him, they wept loudly. Each one tore his garment and scattered dust above his head toward the sky.
They sat with Job on the ground seven days and seven nights, not speaking a word to him, for they saw that he was in excruciating pain.