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

New Living Translation
“All right, do with him as you please,” the LORD said to Satan. “But spare his life.”

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.”

Berean Study Bible
“Very well,” said the LORD to Satan. “He is in your hands, but you must spare his life.”

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.

New King James Version
And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.”

New American Standard Bible
So the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.”

NASB 1995
So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life."

NASB 1977
So the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.”

Amplified Bible
So the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, only spare his life.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Very well,” the LORD told Satan, “he is in your power; only spare his life.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Very well," the LORD told Satan, "he is in your power; only spare his life."

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand; only spare his life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said to Satan: “Now he is handed over into your hands, only save his life!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said to the devil, Behold, I deliver him up to thee; only save his life.

Contemporary English Version
"All right!" the LORD replied. "Make Job suffer as much as you want, but just don't kill him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to Satan: Behold be is in thy hand, but yet save his life.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; only spare his life.

Good News Translation
So the LORD said to Satan, "All right, he is in your power, but you are not to kill him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD told Satan, "He is in your power, but you must spare his life!"

International Standard Version
Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, he is under your control. Just preserve his life."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto Satan: 'Behold, he is in thy hand; only spare his life.'

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH says to Satan, “Behold, he [is] in your hand; only take care of his life.”

NET Bible
So the LORD said to Satan, "All right, he is in your power; only preserve his life."

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to Satan, "Look, he is in your power. Only preserve his life."

World English Bible
Yahweh said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand. Only spare his life."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, 'Lo, he is in thy hand; only his life take care of.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Loses His Health
5But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face.” 6“Very well,” said the LORD to Satan. “He is in your hands, but you must spare his life.” 7So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and infected Job with terrible boils from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.…

Cross References
2 Corinthians 12:7
or because of these surpassingly great revelations. So to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.

Job 2:5
But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face."

Job 2:7
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and infected Job with terrible boils from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand; but save his life.

Behold.

Job 1:12
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

but.

Job 38:10,11
And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, …

Psalm 65:7
Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

Luke 8:29-33
(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) …

his life.









(6) But save his life.--God's faithfulness cannot fail even if, as Satan hints, Job's should do so (2Timothy 2:13). There was one who cared for Job's life more than he cared for it himself.

Verse 6. - And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold he is in thine hand; i.e. "he is in thy power, to do with him as thou pleasest" - except in one respect. Again it is strongly marked that Satan's power is under God's control, and extends only so far as God shows. But save his life; rather, only spare his life (Revised Version). The didactic purposes for which God was allowing his faithful servant to be tried in the furnace of affliction would have been frustrated by Job's removal from the earth. Individually he might equally well have been compensated in another world; but then the lesson of his example to living men, and the lesson of his story to all future generations of mankind, would have been lost. Besides, God but rarely, in the old world, gave a faithful servant, still in the full vigour of life (Job 42:16, 17), "over unto death" (Psalm 118:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Very well,”
הִנּ֣וֹ (hin·nōw)
Interjection | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

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

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

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

“He is in your hands,
בְיָדֶ֑ךָ (ḇə·yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

but
אַ֖ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

you must spare
שְׁמֹֽר׃ (šə·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

his life.”
נַפְשׁ֥וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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