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1 When the day came for the heavenly beings to appear before the Lord again, Satan was there among them. 1 On another day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them to present himself before him.
2 The Lord asked him, "Where have you been?" Satan answered, "I have been walking here and there, roaming around the earth." 2 And the LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."
3 "Did you notice my servant Job?" the Lord asked. "There is no one on earth as faithful and good as he is. He worships me and is careful not to do anything evil. You persuaded me to let you attack him for no reason at all, but Job is still as faithful as ever." 3 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason."
4 Satan replied, "A person will give up everything in order to stay alive. 4 "Skin for skin!" Satan replied. "A man will give all he has for his own life.
5 But now suppose you hurt his body - he will curse you to your face!" 5 But stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face."
6 So the Lord said to Satan, "All right, he is in your power, but you are not to kill him." 6 The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life."
7 Then Satan left the Lord's presence and made sores break out all over Job's body. 7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.
8 Job went and sat by the garbage dump and took a piece of broken pottery to scrape his sores. 8 Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.
9 His wife said to him, "You are still as faithful as ever, aren't you? Why don't you curse God and die?" 9 His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"
10 Job answered, "You are talking nonsense! When God sends us something good, we welcome it. How can we complain when he sends us trouble?" Even in all this suffering Job said nothing against God. 10 He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
11 Three of Job's friends were Eliphaz, from the city of Teman, Bildad, from the land of Shuah, and Zophar, from the land of Naamah. When they heard how much Job had been suffering, they decided to go and comfort him. 11 When Job's three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.
12 While they were still a long way off they saw Job, but did not recognize him. When they did, they began to weep and wail, tearing their clothes in grief and throwing dust into the air and on their heads. 12 When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him; they began to weep aloud, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads.
13 Then they sat there on the ground with him for seven days and nights without saying a word, because they saw how much he was suffering. 13 Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.