New Living Translation
Satan replied to the LORD, "Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life.
King James Bible
And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
Darby Bible Translation
And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life;
World English Bible
Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Skin for skin. Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
Young's Literal Translation
And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, 'A skin for a skin, and all that a man hath he doth give for his life.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:4 Skin, and c. - The sense is, this is so far from being an evidence of Job's sincere and generous piety, that it is only an act of mere self - love; he is contented with the loss of his estate, and children too, so long as he sleeps in a whole skin; and he is well pleased, that thou wilt accept of these a ransom in his stead; and it is not true patience which makes him seem to bear his crosses so submissively, but policy, that he may appease thy wrath against him, and prevent those farther plagues, which, for his hypocrisy, he fears thou wilt otherwise bring upon his own carcase.
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HAPPINESS OF THE CHRISTIAN O HOW happy is he who is not only a visible, but also an invisible saint! He shall not be blotted out the book of God's eternal grace and mercy. DIGNITY OF THE CHRISTIAN There are a generation of men in the world, that count themselves men of the largest capacities, when yet the greatest of their desires lift themselves no higher than to things below. If they can with their net of craft and policy encompass a bulky lump of earth, Oh, what a treasure have they engrossed …
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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."
But reach out and take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!"
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