1Again 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.”
3Yahweh 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 maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him to ruin him without cause.”
4Satan answered Yahweh and said, “Skin for skin. Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
5Stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face.”
7So Satan went out from the presence of Yahweh and struck Job with painful sores from the sole of his foot to 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 maintain your integrity? Renounce 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 robe 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.