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 2:9

  • Dr Allen E Gale for verse 9
    A bumper sticker that I have seen is "Life is a ** ". Those are words of despair. Read the last chapters of the book of Job. God asked Job and God continues to ask us. "Were you there when I created the Heavens? Were you there when I created the wonders of the deep? Were you there when I created the glorious colours of sunrise and rainbow? " My Mum taught me "Two men looked through the prison bars. One saw the mud, the other the stars. " Yep. Look up. Look around at all that is wonderful. That healed Job and it will heal you and me.

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