Job 2:1-13, NLT
Job’s Second Test
1One day the members of the heavenly court*2:1a Hebrew the sons of God. came again to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan,*2:1b Hebrew and the satan; similarly throughout this chapter. came with them.
Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”
3Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause.”
4Satan replied to the Lord, “Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life.
6“All right, do with him as you please,” the Lord said to Satan. “But spare his life.”
8Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes.
10But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.
Job’s Three Friends Share His Anguish
11When three of Job’s friends heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him. Their names were Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite.