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Job 2 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One day the angels came again to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan the Accuser 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 "Where have you come from?" the LORD asked Satan. And Satan answered the LORD, "I have been going back and forth across the earth, watching everything that's going on." 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 asked Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth -- a man of complete integrity. He fears God and will have nothing to do with evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you persuaded me to harm 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 Satan replied to the LORD, "Skin for skin -- he blesses you only because you bless him. A man will give up everything he has to save his life. 4 "Skin for skin!" Satan replied. "A man will give all he has for his own life.
5 But take away his health, and he will surely 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 "All right, do with him as you please," the LORD said to Satan. "But spare 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, and he struck Job with a terrible case of boils from head to foot. 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 Then Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among 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 said to him, "Are you still trying to maintain 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 But Job replied, "You talk like a godless woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?" So in all this, Job said nothing wrong. 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 the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. When they heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console 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 Job from a distance, they scarcely recognized him. Wailing loudly, they tore their robes and threw dust into the air over their heads to demonstrate their grief. 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 him for seven days and nights. And no one said a word, for they saw that his suffering was too great for words. 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.