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

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    LU2677- I was surprised you took my comment as negative; I simply asked a question; there was no judgment in it. There is so much judgment on here that I think maybe we are 'expecting it - when there is none; and that's not good in our Christian walk. I re-read my message, and there was no judgment in it. I th'ot maybe I hadn't said it right, but it's as I intended it. I'm sorry for the confusion.
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123,I did not quote Job 7:3 with a bad motive or in the context of my physical situation.My post was answering how long Job suffered his affliction,asked earlier by someone. You judged it as "negative".You judge God's word as "depressing." Do you always give the outcome of every verse you quote?Almost impossible to do with the limit of letters we are allowed here.Your post is negative.
  • Irene123
    LU2677 - are you in great physical/emotional pain? Otherwise why would you quote Job 7:3? It's very depressing if you don't bring out Job's end in all of this .....; we shouldn't use the word of God in a negative way.
  • Lu2677
    Job 7:3 "So, I am made to possess months of vanity and wearisome nights." Job said.

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