New American Standard Bible
So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life."
King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand; only spare 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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Behold, he is in thine hand - He is at thy disposal; see Job 1:12, Margin.
But save his life - Margin, "only." This was to be the only limitation. It would seem that he had the power to make any selection of disease, and to afflict him in any manner, provided it did not terminate fatally. The keen sorrows which Job afterward endured showed the malignancy of the tempter; evinced his ingenuity in inflicting pain, and his knowledge of what thc human frame could be made to bear.
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9. It is indeed a greater fight of patience, when it is not a visible enemy that by persecution and rage would urge us into crime which enemy may openly and in broad day be by not consenting overcome; but the devil himself, (he who doth likewise by means of the children of infidelity, as by his vessels, persecute the children of light) doth by himself hiddenly attack us, by his rage putting us on to do or say something against God. As such had holy Job experience of him, by both temptations vexed, …
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2 Corinthians 12:7
Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me-- to keep me from exalting myself!
"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."
Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
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