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Job Loses His Health
1 Again R30 there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it." 3 The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered F14 My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing F15 God and turning away from evil. And he still holds R31 fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin F16 him without cause." 4 Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 "However, R32 put forth Your hand now, and touch R33 his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face." 6 So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, F17 only spare his life."
7 Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore R34 boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he R35 was sitting among the ashes.
9 Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!" 10 But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall R36 we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In R37 all this Job did not sin with his lips.
11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, R38 Bildad the Shuhite R39 and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize R40 with him and comfort him. 12 When they lifted up their eyes at a distance and did not recognize him, they raised their voices and wept. And each of them tore R41 his robe and they threw R42 dust over their heads toward the sky. 13 Then R43 they sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.
F14: Lit set your heart to
F15: Or revering
F16: Lit swallow him up
F17: Lit hand
R30: Job 1:1:6-8
R31: Job 1:27:5,6
R32: Job 1:1:11
R33: Job 1:19:20
R34: Deuteronomy 28:35; Job 1:7:5; 13:28; 30:17,18,30
R35: Job 1:42:6; Jeremiah 6:26; Ezekiel 27:30; Jonah 3:6
R36: Job 1:1:21
R37: Job 1:1:22; Psalms 39:1; James 1:12
R38: Genesis 36:11; Job 1:6:19; Jeremiah 49:7
R39: Genesis 25:2
R40: Job 1:42:11; Romans 12:15
R41: Job 1:1:20
R42: Joshua 7:6; Nehemiah 9:1; Lamentations 2:10; Ezekiel 27:30
R43: Genesis 50:10; Ezekiel 3:15
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