What happened to Job's wife?

In Job story, at the end every things going well. But what about Job's wife?

She cursed the God "Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die." Cursing the G-d in those days were very serious sin. It is mention in the end that Job prayed for his friends(42:10) But Job didn't prayed his wife. Job  got seven sons and three daughters.(42:13) from the same wife. But what about Job's wife who curse G-d?  (Please pardon my English grammar). 

Job 2:9

ESV - 9 Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.

Clarify Share Report Asked May 27 2014 Mini NITIN JADHAV

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Seth3 Seth Freeman
Simply put, we aren't told. The story is really about Job. Anything you may read about his wife, her motives, and what happened to her is nothing but complete speculation. Scripture doesn't tell us, so we therefore cannot know.

May 30 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Des Hedrick
The reason God allowed Job’s sons and daughters to die but not Job’s wife (even though the Bible clearly states she told Job to “curse God and die”) is because God honored the covenant of marriage - when two become one. She was a part of Job (in Christ’s eyes) at that time!

January 05 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Good question, Nitin! I don't know for sure. But I like what Elizabeth Baxter wrote: 

"A wife who comes to her husband in the spirit of a prophet, who understands what God is saying, and what God is doing, and who reminds him in his hour of trial of the Hand which is upon the mainspring of events, of the Heart which never ceases to be a Father's heart, of the good Shepherd's care over His sheep-is, indeed, a blessing to a tried husband.

“It is no accident that when ‘the Lord turned the captivity of Job,’ his friends, his brethren, his sisters, his acquaintances, his sheep, camels, oxen, asses, and also his sons and daughters are named; yet Job's wife who had so signally failed,


Job's wife was not anything like my wife. I, too, just had a life-threatening experience, a near-death-experience. I had a heart attack at work, called 911, and the rescue squad got me to the closest hospital (if they had not, I'd be dead). The cardiologist on duty (there's always one on duty at our nearby hospital in Janesville, WI.) He IMMEDIATELY performed balloon surgery, inserted 2 stents, and stitched me back up. If he had not done so that fast and effectively, I'd be dead. My wife was there for that. And she was there for me, visiting me everyday of my rough recuperation. She did not abandon me in my hour of trial in the hospital. The first night my heartbeat was SO erractic with the emergency alarm going off every 15 minutes.

I praise God for my wife!

January 05 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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