Job 2:3
New International Version
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason."

New Living Translation
Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless--a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause."

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one on earth like him—blameless and upright, fearing God and shunning evil. He still retains his integrity, even though you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.”

New American Standard Bible
The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause."

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil. He still retains his integrity, even though you incited me against him, to destroy him for no good reason."

Contemporary English Version
Then the LORD asked, "What do you think of my servant Job? No one on earth is like him--he is a truly good person, who respects me and refuses to do evil. And he hasn't changed, even though you persuaded me to destroy him for no reason."

Good News Translation
"Did you notice my servant Job?" the LORD asked. "There is no one on earth as faithful and good as he is. He worships me and is careful not to do anything evil. You persuaded me to let you attack him for no reason at all, but Job is still as faithful as ever."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil. He still retains his integrity, even though you incited Me against him, to destroy him without just cause."

International Standard Version
The LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil. He remains firm in his integrity, even though you have been urging me to overwhelm him without cause."

NET Bible
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil. And he still holds firmly to his integrity, so that you stirred me up to destroy him without reason."

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil. And he still holds firmly to his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD asked Satan, "Have you thought about my servant Job? No one in the world is like him! He is a man of integrity: He is decent, he fears God, and he stays away from evil. And he still holds on to his principles. You're trying to provoke me into ruining him for no reason."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto Satan: 'Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a whole-hearted and an upright man, one that feareth God, and shunneth evil? and he still holdeth fast his integrity, although thou didst move Me against him, to destroy him without cause.'

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to ruin him without cause.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my slave Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God and has departed from evil and that he still retains his perfection, although thou didst incite me against him to destroy him without cause.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one that fears God, and turns away from evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy him without cause.

American King James Version
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, one that fears God, and eschews evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy him without cause.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and turneth away from evil: and he still holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to Satan: Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a man simple, and upright, and fearing Cod, and avoiding evil, and still keeping his innocence ? But thou hast moved me against him, that I sho uld afflict him without cause.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from evil? and still he remaineth firm in his integrity, though thou movedst me against him, to swallow him up without cause.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and art upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil: and he still holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and shunneth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil. He still maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, 'Hast thou set thy heart unto My servant Job because there is none like him in the land, a man perfect and upright, fearing God and turning aside from evil? and still he is keeping hold on his integrity, and thou dost move Me against him to swallow him up for nought!'
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Job Loses His Health
2“Where have you come from?” said the LORD to Satan. “From roaming through the earth,” he replied, “and from walking back and forth in it.” 3Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one on earth like him— blameless and upright, fearing God and shunning evil. He still retains his integrity, even though you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.” 4“Skin for skin!” Satan replied. “A man will give up all he owns in exchange for his life.…
Cross References
Job 1:8
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one on earth like him, a man who is blameless and upright, who fears God and shuns evil."

Job 2:2
"Where have you come from?" said the LORD to Satan. "From roaming through the earth," he replied, "and from walking back and forth in it."

Job 2:4
"Skin for skin!" Satan replied. "A man will give up all he owns in exchange for his life.

Job 27:5
I will never declare that you are right; I will maintain my integrity until I die.

Job 27:6
I will hold fast my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.

Treasury of Scripture

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, one that fears God, and eschews evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Hast thou. See on

Job 1:1,8 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

Job 9:20 If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am …

Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect …

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

an upright.

Proverbs 11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead.

Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness keeps him that is upright in the way: but wickedness …

Proverbs 14:2 He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse …

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the …

Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps …

holdeth.

Job 1:21,22 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I …

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my …

Job 27:5,6 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove …

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted …

Psalm 41:12 And as for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me before your …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

thou movedst.

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

destroy him. Heb. swallow him up.

2 Samuel 20:20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I …

without.

Job 9:17 For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

John 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but …







Lexicon
Then the LORD
יְהוָ֜ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Satan,
הַשָּׂטָ֗ן (haś·śā·ṭān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7854: An opponent -- Satan, the arch-enemy of good

“Have you considered
הֲשַׂ֣מְתָּ (hă·śam·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

My servant
עַבְדִּ֣י (‘aḇ·dî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

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

For
כִּי֩ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

[there is] no one
אֵ֨ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

on earth
בָּאָ֗רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

like him—
כָּמֹ֜הוּ (kā·mō·hū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3644: Like, as, when

blameless
תָּ֧ם (tām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8535: Complete, pious, gentle, dear

and upright,
וְיָשָׁ֛ר (wə·yā·šār)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

fearing
יְרֵ֥א (yə·rê)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3373: Fearing, reverent

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

and shunning
וְסָ֣ר (wə·sār)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

evil.
מֵרָ֑ע (mê·rā‘)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

He still
וְעֹדֶ֙נּוּ֙ (wə·‘ō·ḏen·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

retains
מַחֲזִ֣יק (ma·ḥă·zîq)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

his integrity,
בְּתֻמָּת֔וֹ (bə·ṯum·mā·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8538: Innocence

even though you incited Me
וַתְּסִיתֵ֥נִי (wat·tə·sî·ṯê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5496: To prick, stimulate, to seduce

against him
ב֖וֹ (ḇōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

to ruin him
לְבַלְּע֥וֹ (lə·ḇal·lə·‘ōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1104: To swallow down, swallow up, engulf

without cause.
חִנָּֽם׃ (ḥin·nām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2600: Gratis, devoid of cost, reason, advantage
Verse 3. - And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou conquered 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? Thus far is identical with Job 1:1 (quod vide). The rest of the verse is additional, having reference to the conduct of Job under his earlier trials (Job 1:20-22). And still he holdeth fast his integrity. This has been justly called "the key-note of the whole book" (Cook). Satan had declared that Job's integrity rested on no solid basis, and would easily be overthrown and disappear. God, confident in his servant's faithfulness and truth, had allowed him to assail it. What was the result? God declares it with his own mouth. Job's "integrity" had not been wrested from him; he still maintained it (Job 1:21, 22), as he was about to do till the end (Job 42:1-6). Compare the ideal "just man" of Horace -

Justum et tenacem propositi virum
Non civium ardor prava jubentium,
Non vultus instantis tyranny
Menta quatit solida, neque Anster,
Dux inquieti turbidus Hadriae ....
Si fractus illabatur orbis,
Impavidum ferient ruinae."


(Od.,' 3:3.) Although thou movedst me against him (see Job 1:9-11), to destroy him; literally, to swallow him up; i.e. to ruin him, overwhelm him with calamities. Without cause; i.e. "when he had done nothing to deserve such treatment." 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.
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