1And again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh and Satan also came among them to present himself before Yahweh.
2And Yahweh said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” And Satan answered Yahweh and said, “From going back and forth on the earth and from walking up and down on it.”
3Then Yahweh said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil. He still holds on to his integrity, although you incited me against him to ruin him without cause.”
7So Satan went out from the presence of Yahweh and struck Job with painful sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
8He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes.
9Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold on to your integrity? Curse God and die.”
11Now when Job’s three friends heard of all the evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to show him sympathy and to comfort him.
12When they lifted up their eyes from a distance and did not recognize him, they raised their voices and wept, and they each tore his cloak and sprinkled dust on their heads toward the heavens.
13So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.