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Job 2 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One day when the sons of God came to stand in front of the LORD, Satan the Accuser came along with 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 Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From wandering all over 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 The LORD asked Satan, "Have you thought about my servant Job? No one in the world is like him! He is a man of integrity: He is decent, he fears God, and he stays away from evil. And he still holds on to his principles. You're trying to provoke me into ruining him for no reason." 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 answered the LORD, "Skin for skin! Certainly, a man will give everything he has for his life. 4 "Skin for skin!" Satan replied. "A man will give all he has for his own life.
5 But stretch out your hand, and strike his flesh and bones. I bet he'll 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 The LORD told Satan, "He is in your power, but you must spare his life!" 6 The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life."
7 Satan left the LORD's presence and struck Job with painful boils from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. 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 took a piece of broken pottery to scratch himself as he sat in the ashes. 8 Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.
9 His wife asked him, "Are you still holding on to your principles? Curse God and die!" 9 His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"
10 He said to her, "You're talking like a godless fool. We accept the good that God gives us. Shouldn't we also accept the bad?" Through all this Job's lips did not utter one sinful word. 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 When Job's three friends heard about all the terrible things that had happened to him, each of them came from his home--Eliphaz of Teman, Bildad of Shuah, Zophar of Naama. They had agreed they would go together to sympathize with Job 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 When they saw him from a distance, they didn't even recognize him. They cried out loud and wept, and each of them tore his own clothes in grief. They threw dust 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 down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him because they saw that he was in such great pain. 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.