1 Factum est autem, cum quadam die venissent filii Dei, ut starent coram Domino, venit quoque Satan inter eos, ut staret in conspectu eius.
2 Dixit Dominus ad Satan: "Unde venis?". Qui respondens ait: "Circuivi terram et perambulavi eam".
3 Et dixit Dominus ad Satan: "Numquid considerasti servum meum Iob, quod non sit ei similis in terra, vir simplex et rectus ac timens Deum et recedens a malo et adhuc retinens innocentiam? Tu autem commovisti me adversus eum, ut affligerem eum frustra".
4 Cui respondens Satan ait: "Pellem pro pelle et cuncta, quae habet, homo dabit pro anima sua.
5 Alioquin mitte manum tuam et tange os eius et carnem; et tunc videbis, si in faciem benedicet tibi".
6 Dixit ergo Dominus ad Satan: "Ecce, in manu tua est; verumtamen animam illius serva".
7 Egressus igitur Satan a facie Domini, percussit Iob ulcere pessimo a planta pedis usque ad verticem eius.
8 Qui testa saniem radebat, sedens in sterquilinio.
9 Dixit autem illi uxor sua: "Adhuctu permanes in simplicitate tua? Benedic Deo et morere".
10 Qui ait ad illam: "Quasi una de stultis mulieribus locuta es! Si bona suscepimus de manu Dei, mala quare non suscipiamus?". In omnibus his non peccavit Iob labiis suis.
11 Igitur, audientes tres amici Iob omne malum, quod accidisset ei, venerunt singuli de loco suo, Eliphaz Themanites et Baldad Suhites et Sophar Naamathites. Condixerant enim, ut pariter venientes visitarent eum et consolarentur.
12 Cumque elevassent procul oculos suos, non cognoverunt eum et exclamantes ploraverunt; scissisque vestibus, sparserunt pulverem super caput suum in caelum.
13 Et sederunt cum eo in terra septem diebus et septem noctibus, et nemo loquebatur ei verbum; videbant enim dolorem esse vehementem.
King James Version
1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan 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 perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, 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 life.
5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
7 ¶ So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils 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 ashes.
9 ¶ Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
11 ¶ Now when Job's three friends 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 seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.