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1 One day the divine beings came to present themselves before the LORD. The Adversary also came among them to present himself before the LORD. 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 the Adversary, "Where have you come from?" The Adversary answered the LORD, "From wandering throughout 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 said to the Adversary, "Have you thought about my servant Job, for there is no one like him on earth, a man who is honest, who is of absolute integrity, who reveres God and avoids evil? He still holds on to his integrity, even though you incited me to ruin 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 The Adversary responded to the LORD, "Skin for skin—people will give up everything they have in exchange for their lives. 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 bones and flesh. Then he will definitely 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 answered the Adversary, "There he is—within your power; only preserve his life." 6 The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life."
7 The Adversary departed from the LORD's presence and struck Job with severe sores from the sole of his foot 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 and sat down on a mound of ashes. 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, "Are you still clinging to your integrity? Curse God, and die." 9 His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"
10 Job said to her, "You're talking like a foolish woman. Will we receive good from God but not also receive bad?" In all this, Job didn't sin with his lips. 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 this disaster that had happened to him, they came, each one from his home—Eliphaz from Teman, Bildad from Shuah, and Zophar from Naamah. They agreed to come so they could console 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 looked up from a distance and didn't recognize him, they wept loudly. Each one tore his garment and scattered dust above his head toward the sky. 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 They sat with Job on the ground seven days and seven nights, not speaking a word to him, for they saw that he was in excruciating 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.