Satan obtains permission from the Lord to afflict Job physically—Job is smitten with boils—Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar come to comfort him.
1 Again there was a day when the asons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and bSatan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.
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.
3 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a aperfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and bescheweth evil? and still he choldeth fast his dintegrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
4 And Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his alife.
5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will acurse thee to thy face.
6 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine ahand; but save his life.
7 ¶ So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with asore bboils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the aashes.
9 ¶ Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still aretain thine bintegrity? ccurse God, and die.
10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive agood at the hand of God, and shall we not receive bevil? In all this did not Job csin with his lips.
11 ¶ Now when Job’s three afriends 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.
12 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.
13 So they sat down with him upon the ground aseven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his bgrief was very great.