ERV "But God knows me. He is TESTING [caps, mine] me and will see that I am as pure as gold" (Job 23:10).
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As described in Job 1-2, the "testing" that came upon Job was not a punishment for something that Job had done wrong, but was the result of God permitting Satan to afflict Job in order to demonstrate to Satan that Job did not (as Satan had claimed) obey and serve God only because God had materially prospered Job, but that Job would continue to worship God (even if he lost all his possessions, as well as his own physical well-being) because Job was (as God Himself said in Job 1:8) a "blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil".
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