Satan’s First Test of Job

One day the sons of God(A) came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[a] also came with them. The Lord asked Satan, “Where have you come from?”

“From roaming through the earth,”(B) Satan answered him, “and walking around on it.”

Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity,(C) who fears God and turns away from evil.”(D)

Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Haven’t you placed a hedge around(E) him, his household, and everything he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and strike(F) everything he owns, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

12 “Very well,” the Lord told Satan, “everything he owns is in your power. However, do not lay a hand on Job himself.” So Satan left the Lord’s presence.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:6 Or the adversary

Satan’s Second Test of Job

One day the sons of God(A) came again to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them to present himself before the Lord. The Lord asked Satan, “Where have you come from?”

“From roaming through the earth,” Satan answered him, “and walking around on it.”

Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity,(B) who fears God and turns away from evil.(C) He still retains his integrity, even though you incited me against him, to destroy him for no good reason.”

“Skin for skin!” Satan answered the Lord. “A man will give up everything he owns in exchange for his life. But stretch out your hand and strike(D) his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

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Fourth Vision: High Priest and Branch

Then he showed me the high priest Joshua(A) standing before the angel of the Lord,(B) with Satan[a](C) standing at his right side to accuse him.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:1 Or the accuser

33 Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect?(A) God is the one who justifies.(B) 34 Who is the one who condemns?(C) Christ Jesus is the one who died,(D) but even more, has been raised;(E) he also is at the right hand of God(F) and intercedes for us.(G)

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