Have you ever seen destruction come to an upright man? or when were the god-fearing ever cut off?
Then, opening his mouth, and cursing the day of his birth,
Job made answer1)Job 2:9 And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself. and said,
Let destruction take the day of my birth, and the night on which it was said, A man child has come into the world.
Job 3:25 For I have a fear and it comes on me, and my heart is greatly troubled.
Job 3:26 I have no peace, no quiet, and no rest; nothing but pain comes on me.
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|1.||↑||Job 2:9 And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself.|
And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women. If we take the good God sends us, are we not to take the evil when it comes? In all this Job kept his lips from sin.
And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil?
And the Satan said in answer to the Lord, Is it for nothing that Job is a god-fearing man?
Have you yourself not put a wall round him and his house and all he has on every side, blessing the work of his hands, and increasing his cattle in the land?
But now, put out your hand against all he has, and he will be cursing you to your face.