One day the angels1 came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan2 also came with them.3
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."4
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job?5 There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God6 and shuns evil."7
"Does Job fear God for nothing?"8 Satan replied.
"Have you not put a hedge9 around him and his household and everything he has?10 You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.11
But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has,12 and he will surely curse you to your face."13
The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has14 is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger."15 Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.
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