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Job 2 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 On another day the angels came to show themselves before the Lord, and Satan was with them again. 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 said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the Lord, "I have been wandering around the earth, going back and forth in it." 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 Then the Lord said to Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job? No one else on earth is like him. He is an honest and innocent man, honoring God and staying away from evil. You caused me to ruin him for no good reason, but he continues to be without blame." 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 "One skin for another!" Satan answered. "A man will give all he has to save his own life. 4 "Skin for skin!" Satan replied. "A man will give all he has for his own life.
5 But reach out your hand and destroy his flesh and bones, and 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 The Lord said to Satan, "All right, then. Job is in your power, but you may not take his life." 6 The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life."
7 So Satan left the Lord's presence. He put painful sores on Job's body, from the top of his head to the soles of his feet. 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 scrape himself, and he sat in ashes in misery. 8 Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.
9 Job's wife said to him, "Why are you trying to stay innocent? 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 like a foolish woman. Should we take only good things from God and not trouble?" In spite of all this Job did not sin in what he said. 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 Now Job had three friends: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. When these friends heard about Job's troubles, they agreed to meet and visit him. They wanted to show their concern and to 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 They saw Job from far away, but he looked so different they almost didn't recognize him. They began to cry loudly and tore their robes and put dirt on their heads to show how sad they were. 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 on the ground with Job seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him 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.