New American Standard Bible
"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."
King James Bible
But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Darby Bible Translation
but put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and see if he will not curse thee to thy face!
World English Bible
But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face."
Young's Literal Translation
Yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike unto his bone and unto his flesh -- if not: unto Thy face he doth bless Thee!'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But put forth thine hand now - Satan felt that he had no power to afflict Job without permission. Malignant as he was, he knew that God only could subject the holy man to this trial - another proof that Satan is under the control of the Almighty, and acts only as he is "permitted" to act in tempting and trying the good.
And touch his bone - See the note at Job 1:11. Afflict his body so as to endanger his life. The words "bone" and "flesh" denote the whole body. The idea was, that the whole body should be subjected to severe pain.
And he will curse thee to thy face - Notes at Job 1:11.
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Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)
"But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face."
Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life."
"My bone clings to my skin and my flesh, And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.
A people who continually provoke Me to My face, Offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on bricks;
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