Job 2:9
New International Version
His wife said to him, "Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!"

New Living Translation
His wife said to him, "Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die."

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

Berean Study Bible
Then Job's wife said to him, “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!”

New American Standard Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"

Contemporary English Version
his wife asked, "Why do you still trust God? Why don't you curse him and die?"

Good News Translation
His wife said to him, "You are still as faithful as ever, aren't you? Why don't you curse God and die?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!"

International Standard Version
Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!"

NET Bible
Then his wife said to him, "Are you still holding firmly to your integrity? Curse God, and die!"

New Heart English Bible
Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold firmly to your integrity? Curse God, and die."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His wife asked him, "Are you still holding on to your principles? Curse God and die!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said his wife unto him: 'Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? blaspheme God, and die.'

New American Standard 1977
Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Blaspheme God and die.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said his wife unto him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse God, and die.

American King James Version
Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when much time had passed, his wife said to him, How long wilt thou hold out, saying, Behold, I wait yet a little while, expecting the hope of my deliverance? for, behold, thy memorial is abolished from the earth, even thy sons and daughters, the pangs and pains of my womb which I bore in vain with sorrows; and thou thyself sittest down to spend the nights in the open air among the corruption of worms, and I am a wanderer and a servant from place to place and house to house, waiting for the setting of the sun, that I may rest from my labours and my pangs which now beset me: but say some word against the Lord, and die.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And his wife said to him, Dost thou still remain firm in thine integrity? curse 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.

World English Bible
Then his wife said to him, "Do you still maintain your integrity? Renounce God, and die."

Young's Literal Translation
And his wife saith to him, 'Still thou art keeping hold on thine integrity: bless God and die.'
Study Bible
Job Loses His Health
8And Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself as he sat among the ashes. 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
Leviticus 24:11
The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)

Job 2:8
And Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself as he sat among the ashes.

Job 2:10
"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.

Treasury of Scripture

Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse God, and die.

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, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat…

1 Kings 11:4
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

retain.

Job 2:3
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.

Job 21:14,15
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways…

2 Kings 6:33
And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

curse God.

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

Job 1:11
But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.







Lexicon
Then [Job's] wife
אִשְׁתּ֔וֹ (’iš·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

said
וַתֹּ֤אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to him,
לוֹ֙ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

“Do you still
עֹדְךָ֖ (‘ō·ḏə·ḵā)
Adverb | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

retain
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

your integrity?
בְּתֻמָּתֶ֑ךָ (bə·ṯum·mā·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8538: Innocence

Curse
בָּרֵ֥ךְ (bā·rêḵ)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

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

and die!”
וָמֻֽת׃ (wā·muṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(9) Then said his wife.--Thus it is that a man's foes are they of his own household (Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:36, &c.). The worst trial of all is when those nearest to us, instead of strengthening our hand in God and confirming our faith, conspire to destroy it.

Verse 9. - Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Job's wife had said nothing when the other calamities had taken place - then she had "refrained her tongue, and kept silence," though probably with some difficulty. Now she can endure no longer. To see her husband so afflicted, and so patient under his afflictions, is more than she can bear. Her mind is weak and ill regulated, and she suffers herself to become Satan's ally and her husband's worst enemy. It is noticeable that she urges her husband to do exactly that which Satan had suggested that he would do (Job 1:11; Job 2:5), and had evidently wished him to do, thus fighting on his side, and increasing her husband's difficulties The only other mention of her (Job 19:17) implies that she was rather a hindrance than a help to Job. Curse God, and die; i.e. "renounce God, put all regard for him away from thee, even though he kill thee for so doing." Job's wife implies that death is preferable to such a life as Job now leads and must expect to lead henceforward. 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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