Job 2:9
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English Standard Version
Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.”

King James Bible
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.

American Standard Version
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? renounce God, and die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his wife said to him: Dost thou still continue in thy simplicity? bless God and die.

English Revised Version
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? renounce God, and die.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said his wife to him, Dost thou still retain thy integrity? curse God, and die.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

3 Then Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, fearing God and eschewing evil; and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou hast moved me against him, to injure him without cause.

From the foregoing fact, that amidst all his sufferings hitherto Job has preserved and proved his תּמּה (except in the book of Job, only Proverbs 11:3), the fut. consec. draws the conclusion: there was no previous reason for the injury which Satan had urged God to decree for Job. הסית does not signify, as Umbreit thinks, to lead astray, in which case it were an almost blasphemous anthropomorphism: it signifies instigare, and indeed generally, to evil, as e.g., 1 Chronicles 21:1; but not always, e.g., Joshua 15:18 : here it is certainly in a strongly anthropopathical sense of the impulse given by Satan to Jehovah to prove Job in so hurtful a manner. The writer purposely chooses these strong expressions, הסית and בּלּע. Satan's aim, since he suspected Job still, went beyond the limited power which was given him over Job. Satan even now again denies what Jehovah affirms.

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his wife.

Genesis 3:6,12 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise...

1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods...

retain.

Job 2:3 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man...

Job 21:14,15 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways...

2 Kings 6:33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD...

Malachi 3:14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance...

curse God.

Job 2:5 But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.

Job 1:11 But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.

Cross References
Leviticus 24:11
and the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name, and cursed. Then they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

Job 2:8
And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.

Job 2:10
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

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