But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.
The hour of affliction is the hour of temptation. Satan loves to fish when the waters are troubled. He would bring us to hard thoughts of God by the hard things we suffer from God. "Touch him, and he will curse Thee to Thy face." In such stormy weather some vessels are cast away. Faith is a special antidote against the poison of the wicked one. It can read love in the blackest of Divine dispensation, as by a rainbow we see the beautiful image of the sun's light in the midst of a dark and waterish cloud.
Parallel VersesKJV: But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.