Job 1:6-2:6

Attack on Job's Character 6One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.7The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”8The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil.”9Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing?10Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.11But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.”12The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, all that he has is in your power; only do not stretch out your hand against him!” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.Job Loses Property and Children 13One day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the eldest brother's house,14a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them,15and the Sabeans fell on them and carried them off, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; I alone have escaped to tell you.”16While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; I alone have escaped to tell you.”17While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three columns, made a raid on the camels and carried them off, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; I alone have escaped to tell you.”18While he was still speaking, another came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house,19and suddenly a great wind came across the desert, struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; I alone have escaped to tell you.”20Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped.21He said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”22In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrongdoing.Chapter 2Attack on Job's Health 1One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord.2The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”3The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason.”4Then Satan answered the Lord, “Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives.5But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.”6The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, he is in your power; only spare his life.”