Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse God, and die.
Some have spoken very strongly about Job's wife. She has been called a helper of the devil, an organ of Satan, an infernal fury. thinks that the enemy left her alive because he deemed her a fit scourge to Job by which to plague him more acutely than by any other. Ewald, with more point, says, "Nothing can be more scornful than her words, which mean, Thou, who under all the undeserved sufferings which have been inflicted on thee by thy God, hast been faithful to Him even in fatal sickness, as if He would help or desired to help thee who art beyond help, — to thee, fool, I say, bid God farewell, and die!" There can be no doubt that she appears as the temptress of her husband, putting into speech the atheistic doubt which the adversary could not directly suggest. Brave and true life appears to her to profit nothing if it has to be spent in pain and desolation. She does not seem to speak so much in scorn as in the bitterness of her soul. She is no infernal fury, but one whose love, genuine enough, does not enter into the fellowship of his sufferings.
(R. A. Watson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.