11Again there was a day when the sons of Godcame to present themselves before the LORD, and Satanalsocameamong them to present himself before the LORD.
The LORDsaid to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satananswered the LORD and said, "From roamingabout on the earth and walkingaround on it."
The LORDsaid to Satan, "Have you aconsidered My servantJob? For there is noonelike him on the earth, a blameless and uprightmanbfearingGod and turningaway from evil. And he still2holdsfast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to cruin him withoutcause."
4Satananswered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
"3However, putforth Your handnow, and 4touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."
So the LORDsaid to Satan, "Behold, he is in your dpower, onlyspare his life."
Then Satanwent out from the presence of the LORD and smoteJob with 5soreboils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while 6he was sittingamong the ashes.
Then his wifesaid to him, "Do you stillholdfast your integrity? CurseGod and die!"
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolishwomenspeaks. 7Shall we indeedacceptgood from God and not acceptadversity?" 8In allthisJob did not sin with his lips.
Now when Job'sthreefriendsheard of allthisadversity that had come upon him, they cameeachone from his own place, Eliphaz the 9Temanite, Bildad the 10Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointmenttogether to come to 11sympathize with him and comfort him.
When they lifted up their eyes at a distance and did not recognize him, they raised their voices and wept. And each of them 12tore his robe and they 13threwdustover their heads toward the sky.
1314Then they satdown on the ground with him for sevendays and sevennights with noonespeaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was verygreat.