Job 2:5

“But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 2:5

But put foorth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce thee to thy face.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now, if you only put your hand on his bone and his flesh, he will certainly be cursing you to your face.
- Basic English Bible

but put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, [and see] if he will not curse thee to thy face!
- Darby Bible

But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
- Webster's Bible

But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face."
- World English Bible

Yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike unto his bone and unto his flesh -- if not: unto Thy face he doth bless Thee!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

But put forth Thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, surely he will blaspheme Thee to Thy face.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 2:5

Wesley's Notes for Job 2:5


2:3 Still - Notwithstanding all his afflictions, and thy suggestion to the contrary. Movedst - This, as the rest of this representation, is not to be understood literally: But the design is to signify both the devil's restless malice in promoting man's misery and God's permission of it for wise and holy ends.

2:4 Skin, &c. - The sense is, this is so far from being an evidence of Job's sincere and generous piety, that it is only an act of mere self - love; he is contented with the loss of his estate, and children too, so long as he sleeps in a whole skin; and he is well pleased, that thou wilt accept of these a ransom in his stead; and it is not true patience which makes him seem to bear his crosses so submissively, but policy, that he may appease thy wrath against him, and prevent those farther plagues, which, for his hypocrisy, he fears thou wilt otherwise bring upon his own carcase.

2:6 In thine hand - If God did not chain up the roaring lion, how soon would he devour us! As far as he permits the wrath of Satan and wicked men, to proceed against his people, he will make it turn to his praise and theirs, and the remainder thereof he will restrain. Job, in being thus maligned of Satan, was a type of Christ. He had permission to bruise his heel, to touch his bone and his flesh; yea, and his life also; because by dying he was to do what Job could not do, to destroy him that had the power of death.

2:7 Boils - Like those inflicted upon the Egyptians, which are expressed by the same word, and threatened to apostate Israelites, #Deut 28:27|, whereby he was made loathsome to himself, and to his nearest relations, and filled with consuming pains in his body, and no less torments and anguish in his mind.


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