(A)Now there was a day when the [a](B)sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and [b]Satan also came among them. The Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “(C)From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” The Lord said to Satan, “Have you [c]considered (D)My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, (E)a blameless and upright man, [d]fearing God and turning away from evil.” Then (F)Satan answered the [e]Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 (G)Have You not made a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? (H)You have blessed the work of his hands, and his (I)possessions have increased in the land. 11 (J)But reach out with Your hand now and (K)touch all that he has; he will certainly curse You to Your face.” 12 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your [f]power; only do not reach out and put your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the Lord.

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  1. Job 1:6 I.e., prob. angels
  2. Job 1:6 Heb ha-satan; i.e., the adversary, and so throughout the ch
  3. Job 1:8 Lit set your heart on
  4. Job 1:8 Or revering
  5. Job 1:9 Lit Lord and said
  6. Job 1:12 Lit hand

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