Satan Allowed to Test Job
Now there was a day when k the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and l Satan also came among them.
The Lord said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Satan answered the Lord and said, "From m going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it."
And the Lord said to Satan, "Have you n considered my o servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, p a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?"
Then Satan answered the Lord and said, "Does Job fear God for no reason?
Have you not put q a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have r blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
But s stretch out your hand and t touch all that he has, and he will u curse you v to your face."
And the Lord said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand." So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord.
When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
The sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.
1 Chronicles 21:1
Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel.
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
Revelation 12:9 - 10
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world - he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
And the Lord said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Satan answered the Lord and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
And the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.
Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house.
2 Samuel 7:5
Go and tell my servant David, 'Thus says the Lord : Would you build me a house to dwell in?
Then the Lord said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush.
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Psalms 128:1 - 2
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!
But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.
Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me!
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, "It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts." Thus Job did continually.
A people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens and making offerings on bricks.