Job 2:7
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New International Version
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.

New Living Translation
So Satan left the LORD's presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot.

English Standard Version
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

New American Standard Bible
Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Satan left the LORD's presence and infected Job with terrible boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head.

International Standard Version
So Satan left the LORD's presence and struck Job with terrible boils from the sole of his feet to the top of his head.

NET Bible
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and he afflicted Job with a malignant ulcer from the sole of his feet to the top of his head.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Satan left the LORD's presence and struck Job with painful boils from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto the crown of his head.

King James 2000 Bible
So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot unto the crown of his head.

American King James Version
So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.

American Standard Version
So Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Satan went forth from the presence Of the Lord, and struck Job with a very grievous ulcer, from the sole of the foot even to the top of his head:

Darby Bible Translation
And Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah; and he smote Job with a grievous botch from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

English Revised Version
So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.

World English Bible
So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh, and struck Job with painful sores from the sole of his foot to his head.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Adversary goeth forth from the presence of Jehovah, and smiteth Job with a sore ulcer from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:7-10 The devil tempts his own children, and draws them to sin, and afterwards torments, when he has brought them to ruin; but this child of God he tormented with affliction, and then tempted to make a bad use of his affliction. He provoked Job to curse God. The disease was very grievous. If at any time we are tried with sore and grievous distempers, let us not think ourselves dealt with otherwise than as God sometimes deals with the best of his saints and servants. Job humbled himself under the mighty hand of God, and brought his mind to his condition. His wife was spared to him, to be a troubler and tempter to him. Satan still endeavours to draw men from God, as he did our first parents, by suggesting hard thoughts of Him, than which nothing is more false. But Job resisted and overcame the temptation. Shall we, guilty, polluted, worthless creatures, receive so many unmerited blessings from a just and holy God, and shall we refuse to accept the punishment of our sins, when we suffer so much less than we deserve? Let murmuring, as well as boasting, be for ever done away. Thus far Job stood the trial, and appeared brightest in the furnace of affliction. There might be risings of corruption in his heart, but grace had the upper hand.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7.- So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord (comp. Job 1:12, ad fin.). Satan, we may be sure, is always anxious to quit the immediate presence o

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord,.... With leave and license, with power and authority, as the Targum; having got his commission enlarged, on a fresh grant, to do more mischief to Job, he departed directly and immediately, being eager to put in execution what he had a permission to do; See Gill on Job 1:12,

and smote Job with sore boils, from the sole of his foot unto his crown: with hot and burning ulcers, such as were inflicted on the Egyptians in the plague of the boils and blains, called the botch of Egypt, see Exodus 9:10; it is in the original text "with a bad boil", or "the worst" (a); it was as it were but one boil; they stood so thick and close together, that they were as one, reaching from head to foot, and spreading all over his body, so that there was no part free; he was full of sores; as Lazarus, and to him may be applied what is said in a figurative sense of the Jews, Isaiah 1:6; and this boil or boils were of the worst sort, and most hot and angry, and gave the most exquisite pain, and what Job was "smitten" with at once; they did not rise up in pimples and pustules at the first, and gradually gathered and came to an head, but he was at once covered with burning ulcers at their height, and with running sores; this was done by Satan, through divine permission; who, when he has leave, can inflict diseases on the bodies of men, as he did in the days of Christ on earth, see Matthew 17:15; some Jewish writers, as R. Simeon, say, that the devil heated the air, and thereby caused inflammation in Job's blood, which broke out in boils; but then this would have affected others besides him: many are the conjectures of learned men (b) about this disease of Job's, some taking it to be the leprosy (c), others the scurvy, others an erysipelas, &c. Bolducius reckons up no less than fourteen diseases that are attributed to him, collected from his own words, Job 7:5; a late learned writer (d) thinks it was the smallpox.

(a) "nicere malo", Pagninus, Montanus, Piscator, Schmidt; "maligno", Cocceius, Michaelis, "pessimo", Junius & Tremellius, Schultens. (b) Vid. Reiskii dissert. de Morbo Jobi, in Thesaur. Dissert. Philolog. par. 1. p. 556. (c) Origen contr. Cels. l. 6. p. 305. So Michaelis in Lowth. Praelect. de Sacr. Poes. Heb. p. 182, 201, 202. (d) Delaney's Life of King David, vol. 2. p. 147.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. sore boils—malignant boils; rather, as it is singular in the Hebrew, a "burning sore." Job was covered with one universal inflammation. The use of the potsherd [Job 2:8] agrees with this view. It was that form of leprosy called black (to distinguish it from the white), or elephantiasis, because the feet swell like those of the elephant. The Arabic judham (De 28:35), where "sore botch" is rather the black burning boil (Isa 1:6).

Job 2:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Loses his Health
6So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life." 7Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:35
The LORD will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.

2 Samuel 14:25
In all Israel there was not a man so highly praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the top of his head to the sole of his foot there was no blemish in him.

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

Job 7:5
My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering.

Job 13:28
"So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.

Job 30:17
Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest.

Job 30:18
In his great power God becomes like clothing to me; he binds me like the neck of my garment.

Job 30:30
My skin grows black and peels; my body burns with fever.

Isaiah 1:6
From the sole of your foot to the top of your head there is no soundness-- only wounds and welts and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with olive oil.
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So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.

So went.

1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said to him, With which? And he said, I will go forth, …

sore boils. Shechin r?, supposed to be the Judham, or black leprosy, of the Arabs, termed Elephantiasis by the Greeks, from its rendering the skin, like that of the elephant, scabrous, dark coloured, and furrowed all over with tubercles. This loathsome and most afflictive disease is accompanied with most intolerable itching.

Job 30:17-19,30 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest…

Exodus 9:9-11 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall …

Deuteronomy 28:27,35 The LORD will smite you with the botch of Egypt, and with the tumors, …

Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their …

from the sole.

Isaiah 1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness …

Isaiah 3:17 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of …

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