Job 2:10
New International Version
He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

New Living Translation
But 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.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
“You speak as a foolish woman speaks,” he told her. “Should we accept from God only good and not adversity?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

New American Standard Bible
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Contemporary English Version
Job replied, "Don't talk like a fool! If we accept blessings from God, we must accept trouble as well." In all that happened, Job never once said anything against God.

Good News Translation
Job answered, "You are talking nonsense! When God sends us something good, we welcome it. How can we complain when he sends us trouble?" Even in all this suffering Job said nothing against God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

International Standard Version
But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.

NET Bible
But he replied, "You're talking like one of the godless women would do! Should we receive what is good from God, and not also receive what is evil?" In all this Job did not sin by what he said.

New Heart English Bible
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we indeed accept good at the hand of God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to her, "You're talking like a godless fool. We accept the good that God gives us. Shouldn't we also accept the bad?" Through all this Job's lips did not utter one sinful word.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But he said unto her: 'Thou speakest as one of the impious women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?' For all this did not Job sin with his lips.

New American Standard 1977
But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said unto her, Thou hast spoken as any of the foolish women speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

King James 2000 Bible
But he said unto her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. 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.

American King James Version
But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. 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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to her: Thou hast; spoken like one of the foolish women: if we have received good things at the hand of God, why should we not receive evil? In all these things Job did not sin with his lips.

Darby Bible Translation
But he said to her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. We have also received good from God, and should we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he said to 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.

World English Bible
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job didn't sin with his lips.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto her, 'As one of the foolish women speaketh, thou speakest; yea, the good we receive from God, and the evil we do not receive.' In all this Job hath not sinned with his lips.
Study Bible
Job Loses His Health
9Then Job's wife said to him, “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10“You speak as a foolish woman speaks,” he told her. “Should we accept from God only good and not adversity?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
Cross References
James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

James 5:11
See how blessed we consider those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

1 Samuel 3:18
So Samuel told him everything and did not hide a thing from him. "He is the LORD," replied Eli. "Let Him do what is good in His eyes."

Job 1:21
saying: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I shall return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."

Job 1:22
In all this, Job did not sin or charge God with wrongdoing.

Job 2:9
Then Job's wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!"

Psalm 39:1
I said, "I will watch my ways so that I will not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle as long as the wicked are present."

Psalm 39:9
I have become mute; I do not open my mouth because it is You who have done it.

Ecclesiastes 7:14
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity, consider this: God has made one of these along with the other, so that a man cannot discover anything that will come after him.

Lamentations 3:38
Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High?

Treasury of Scripture

But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. 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.

Thou speakest.

Genesis 3:17 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your …

2 Samuel 19:22 And David said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, …

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are …

as one.

2 Samuel 6:20,21 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter …

2 Samuel 13:13 And I, where shall I cause my shame to go? and as for you, you shall …

2 Samuel 24:10 And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. …

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth…

Proverbs 9:6,13 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding…

Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

shall we receive.

Job 1:1-3,10,21 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

2 Samuel 19:28 For all of my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king…

Lamentations 3:38-41 Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good…

John 18:11 Then said Jesus to Peter, Put up your sword into the sheath: the …

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Hebrews 12:9-11 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, …

James 5:10 Take, my brothers, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the …

In all this.

Job 1:22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: …

Psalm 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even …

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? …

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, …







Lexicon
“You speak
כְּדַבֵּ֞ר (kə·ḏab·bêr)
Preposition-k | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

as a
אַחַ֤ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

foolish woman
הַנְּבָלוֹת֙ (han·nə·ḇā·lō·wṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5036: Foolish, senseless

speaks,”
תְּדַבֵּ֔רִי (tə·ḏab·bê·rî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

he told
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

her.
אֵלֶ֗יהָ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“Should we accept
נְקַבֵּל֙ (nə·qab·bêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6901: To receive, take

from
מֵאֵ֣ת (mê·’êṯ)
Preposition-m | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

God
הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

only good
הַטּ֗וֹב (haṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

and not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

adversity?”
הָרָ֖ע (hā·rā‘)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

In all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

this,
זֹ֛את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

Job
אִיּ֖וֹב (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 347: Job -- a patriarch

did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

sin
חָטָ֥א (ḥā·ṭā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

in what he said.
בִּשְׂפָתָֽיו׃ (biś·p̄ā·ṯāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin
(10) Shall we receive good . . .?--The words were fuller than even Job thought; for merely to receive evil as from God's hands is to transmute its character altogether, for then even calamities become blessings in disguise. What Job meant was that we are bound to expect evil as well as good from God's hands by a sort of compensation and even-handed justice, but what his words may mean is a far more blessed truth than this. There is a sublime contrast between the temptation of Job and the temptation of Christ (Matthew 26:39-42, &c.). (Comp. Hebrews 5:8.) This was the lesson Job was learning.

Verse 10. - But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh; rather, as one of the vile (or impious) women speaketh. Nabal, the term used, is expressive, not of mere natural folly, but of that perversion of the intellect which comes on men when their hearts and understandings are corrupted and degraded.. (see 2 Samuel 13:13; Psalm 14:1; Isaiah 32:6). What? shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil? Job remembers all the good which he has received of God during his past life, all the blessings and prosperity bestowed on him (Job 1:2, 3), and asks - Would it be fair or right to take all the good things as a matter of course, and then to murmur if evil things are sent? He accepts both prosperity and affliction as coming from God, and expresses himself as willing to submit to his will. But he has, perhaps, scarcely attained to the conviction that whatever God sends to his faithful servants is always that which is best for them - that afflictions, in fact, are blessings in disguise, and ought to be received with gratitude, not with murmuring (comp. Hebrews 12:5-11). In all this did not Job sin with his lips. Thus far, that is, Job "kept the door of his mouth" strictly, righteously, piously. Later on he was not always so entirely free from fault. 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.
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