there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present
himself before the LORD.
2And the LORD said
unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking
up and down in it.
3And the LORD said unto
Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that
feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy
him without cause.
4And Satan answered the
LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
5But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
6And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he
is in thine hand; but save his life.
Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
8And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the
9Then said his wife unto him, Dost
thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and
shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
11Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from
his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together
to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.
when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his
mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.
they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his
grief was very great.