Job 2:5
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New International Version
But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face."

New Living Translation
But reach out and take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!"

English Standard Version
But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.”

New American Standard Bible
"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."

King James Bible
But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face."

International Standard Version
However, stretch out your hand and strike his bones and flesh, and he'll curse you to your face, won't he?"

NET Bible
But extend your hand and strike his bone and his flesh, and he will no doubt curse you to your face!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But stretch out your hand, and strike his flesh and bones. I bet he'll curse you to your face."

Jubilee Bible 2000
But put forth thy hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and thou shalt see if he does not blaspheme thee to thy face.

King James 2000 Bible
But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.

American King James Version
But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.

American Standard Version
But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce thee to thy face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
gut put forth thy hand, and touch his bone and his flesh, and then thou shalt gee that he will bless thee to thy face.

Darby Bible Translation
but put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, [and see] if he will not curse thee to thy face!

English Revised Version
But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce thee to thy face.

Webster's Bible Translation
But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.

World English Bible
But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face."

Young's Literal Translation
Yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike unto his bone and unto his flesh -- if not: unto Thy face he doth bless Thee!'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-6. How well is it for us, that neither men nor devils are to be our judges! but all our judgment comes from the Lord, who never errs. Job holds fast his integrity still, as his weapon. God speaks with pleasure of the power of his own grace. Self-love and self-preservation are powerful in the hearts of men. But Satan accuses Job, representing him as wholly selfish, and minding nothing but his own ease and safety. Thus are the ways and people of God often falsely blamed by the devil and his agents. Permission is granted to Satan to make trial, but with a limit. If God did not chain up the roaring lion, how soon would he devour us! Job, thus slandered by Satan, was a type of Christ, the first prophecy of whom was, that Satan should bruise his heel, and be foiled.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; i.e. "his person" - any part of his body. And he will curse thee to thy face (see the comment on Job 11:11).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh,.... That is, his body, which consisted of flesh and bones; these are the constituent parts of the body, and which distinguish it from spirit, Luke 24:39; this is the motion made by Satan for a second trial of Job's integrity; he moves that God would take off his hand of providence over him, which secured his health unto him, and stretch his hand of power upon him, and fill his flesh with diseases, and his bones with rottenness; or break them, and touch him to the quick, to the marrow, which gives exquisite pain; or by his bone may be meant him himself (u):

and he will curse thee to thy face; he will fly in thy face, arraign thy providence, and call in question thy wisdom, justice, truth, and faithfulness: or he will "bless thee" (w), and take his farewell of thee (x), and have nothing more to do with thee or religion; if he does not do this, for something is to be understood, the words being an imprecation, let me be in a worse condition than I am at present; let me not have the liberty of ranging about in the earth, to do the mischief I delight in; let me bound, and cast into the bottomless pit before my time, or be thrown into the lake burning with fire and brimstone, where I know I must be forever.

(u) So Gussetius and Genevenses, in ib. p. 630. (w) "benedicet tibi", Piscator, Cocceius, Schmidt. (x) "Te valere jubebit", Schultens.



Job 2:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Loses his Health
4Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face." 6So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life."…
Cross References
Revelation 12:10
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

Leviticus 24:11
The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.)

Job 1:11
But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face."

Job 2:4
"Skin for skin!" Satan replied. "A man will give all he has for his own life.

Job 2:6
The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life."

Job 19:20
I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

Isaiah 65:3
a people who continually provoke me to my very face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars of brick;
Treasury of Scripture

But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.

put forth.

Job 1:11 But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will …

Job 19:20,21 My bone sticks to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with …

1 Chronicles 21:17 And David said to God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be …

Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long…

Psalm 38:2-7 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore…

Psalm 39:10 Remove your stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of your hand.

He will curse.

Job 2:9 Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse …

Job 1:5,11 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that …

Leviticus 24:15 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, Whoever curses …

Isaiah 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it …

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