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1 And there was a day when the sons of the gods came together before the Lord, and the Satan came 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 And the Lord said to the Satan, Where do you come from? And the Satan said in answer, From wandering this way and that on the earth, and walking about on 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 And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil? and he still keeps his righteousness, though you have been moving me to send destruction on him without cause. 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 And the Satan said in answer to the Lord, Skin for skin, all a man has he will give for his life. 4 "Skin for skin!" Satan replied. "A man will give all he has for his own life.
5 But now, if you only put your hand on his bone and his flesh, he will certainly be cursing 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 And the Lord said to the Satan, See, he is in your hands, only do 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 And the Satan went out from before the Lord, and sent on Job an evil disease covering his skin from 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 And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it. 8 Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.
9 And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself. 9 His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"
10 And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women. If we take the good God sends us, are we not to take the evil when it comes? In all this Job kept his lips from sin. 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 And Job's three friends had word of all this evil which had come on him. And they came every one from his place, Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. So they came together to a meeting-place, in order that they might go and make clear to Job their grief for him, and give him comfort. 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 And lifting up their eyes when they were still far off, it did not seem that the man they saw was Job because of the change in him. And they gave way to bitter weeping, with signs of grief, and put 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 And they took their seats on the earth by his side for seven days and seven nights: but no one said a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great. 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.