2:1 Again 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.
2:2 And 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.
2:3 And 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
2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all
that a man hath will he give for his life.
2:5 But put forth thine hand now and touch his bone and his flesh,
and he will curse thee to thy face.
2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but
save his life.
2:7-9 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD and smote Job
with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. And he took him
a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. Then
said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God
2:10 But 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.
2:11-13 Now 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. And
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. So 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.
3:14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate
places for themselves.
3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that
which I was afraid of is come unto me.
4:18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants (speaking
of angels; see next verse); and his angels he charged-(original
for word 'charged' is also translated 'laid, made, set, put, preserved,
rewarded, etc.') with folly. (one of Job's
friends thinks Job has a superiority attitude, and that this is causing
all the woes Job was currently suffering.
He tries, in error as later seen, to help him by showing Job that God trusts
less those on the Earth (mankind) than even His own angels, the implication
being 'Job, why do you then try so hard to be perfect, to maintain your
4:19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation
is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
5:7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
5:10 Who giveth rain upon the earth and sendeth waters upon the fields.
5:12-14 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands
cannot perform their enterprise. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
And the counsel of the froward (unethical,
twisted, deceitful) is carried headlong. They
meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
5:13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And the counsel of
the froward (unethical, twisted, deceitful)
is carried headlong.
5:18 For he maketh sore and bindeth up. He woundeth and his hands make
5:20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death. And in war from the
power of the sword.
5:22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh. Neither shalt thou
be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
7:17,18 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? And that thou
shouldest set thine heart upon him? And that thou shouldest visit him every
morning and try him every moment?
8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite and said,
8:2 How long wilt thou speak these things? And how long shall the words
of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
8:3 Doth God pervert judgment? Or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
8:4 If thy children have sinned against him and he have cast them away
for their transgression.
8:5 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication
to the Almighty.
8:6 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee,
and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
9:1,2 Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth. But how
should man be just with God?
9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves
of the sea.
9:9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion,
and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; he covereth the
faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst
thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
11:8,9 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell;
what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth and
broader than the sea.