Job 2:9

“Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then saide his wife vnto him, Doest thou still reteine thine integritie? Curse God, and die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? renounce God, and die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself.
- Basic English Bible

And his wife said to him, Dost thou still remain firm in thine integrity? curse God and die.
- Darby Bible

Then said his wife to him, Dost thou still retain thy integrity? curse God, and die.
- Webster's Bible

Then his wife said to him, "Do you still maintain your integrity? Renounce God, and die."
- World English Bible

And his wife saith to him, `Still thou art keeping hold on thine integrity: bless God and die.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then said his wife unto him: 'Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? blaspheme God, and die.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 2:9


2:9 Then said his wife - Whom Satan spared, to be a troubler and tempter to him. It is his policy, to send his temptations by the hands of those that are dear to us. We must therefore carefully watch, that we be not drawn to any evil, by them whom we love and value the most. Die - I see thou art set upon blessing of God, thou blessest God for giving, and thou blessest God for taking away, and thou art still blessing God for thy loathsome diseases, and he rewards thee accordingly, giving thee more and more of that kind of mercy for which thou blessest him. Go on therefore in thy generous course, and bless God, and die as a fool dieth.


Discussion for Job 2

  • 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.
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123,Surprised?You are surprised at something you yourself wrote"It's very depressing" "in a negative way".These are your words,in addition to your question.You made a judgment and you are unable to accept it.As you said"it is as I intended".
    No confusion,if there is judgment I can determine it's justification.You assume I look for judgement,and my walk is like yours,you assume much.

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