One day the members of the heavenly court came again to present themselves before the , and the Accuser, Satan, came with them.
“Where have you come from?” the asked Satan. Satan answered the , “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”
Then the asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause.”
Satan replied to the , “Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life.
But reach out and take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!”
“All right, do with him as you please,” the said to Satan. “But spare his life.”