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21 until a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, saying, ‘I will entice him.’

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Attack on Job’s Health

One day the heavenly beings[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[b] also came among them to present himself before the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 2:1 Heb sons of God
  2. Job 2:1 Or the Accuser; Heb ha-satan

Attack on Job’s Character

One day the heavenly beings[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[b] also came among them. The Lord said to Satan,[c] “Where have you come from?” Satan[d] answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”

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Footnotes

  1. Job 1:6 Heb sons of God
  2. Job 1:6 Or the Accuser; Heb ha-satan
  3. Job 1:7 Or the Accuser; Heb ha-satan
  4. Job 1:7 Or the Accuser; Heb ha-satan

23 So you see, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the Lord has decreed disaster for you.”

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