Job 2:2

“And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said vnto Satan, From whence commest thou? And Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to & fro in the earth, and from walking vp and downe in it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from? Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to the Satan, Where do you come from? And the Satan said in answer, From wandering this way and that on the earth, and walking about on it.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Satan, Whence comest thou? and Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down upon it.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Whence camest thou?' And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, `From going to and fro in the land, and from walking up and down in it.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Satan: 'From whence comest thou?' And Satan answered the LORD, and said: 'From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Job 2

  • To Jeanie who went to the beach.
    Jeanie your testimony is so special to me. You are really one of God's children. You knew who to blame for your suffering. Though God allowed this to happen you passed the test with flying colors.
  • A disciple
    It's really sad how easily it is for the enemy to get us distracted from the Spirit's speaking to us through the Scriptures, by causing accusations and tempers to fly! Here is such a tremendously important Word of God; and the devil just has to rattle one or two up; and the blessing is gone! Please, Oh PLEASE, Brethren; try to care a little less about your precious feelings, and allow forgiveness!
  • A disciple
    Some say that it was the holy angels; assuming that this was something that was done in heaven. But WE are the children of God especially who are born from above Believers in Jesus, and originally made to be His children. So when we come to present ourselves before the LORD in our worship and prayers and Bible study; this scenario likewise appears: as the devil comes to slander, Jesus intercedes.
  • Deborah Beard
    Who were the sons of God in verse 1 of chapter 2
  • Lilian
    Lets be all alert and keep still and know that Jesus us Lord. He made a promised to us that HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU. WE NEED TO BELIEVE IF GOD IS FOR US WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?? GOD HAS GIVEN US WEAPONS TO FIGHT THE DEVIL THEY ARE ALWAYS DEFEATED VICTORY BELONGS TO US JESUS IS FAITHFUL TO HIS PROMISES ONLY PRAISE HIM AND WORSHIP HIM EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FOLLOW
  • Jeanie
    In 2012 I went to the beach 2 years after the bp spill. I got sores all over my body. Being a diabetic my foot got seriously bad. But all through that I never ince blamed God. I knew who to blame. In January 2015 to April 2016 I had 6 major surgeries. It was because of God i got through it all. It reminded me of Job. Faith gets you through it. God is love. Satan is pain.

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