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Job 2:5

    Job 2:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce thee to thy face.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce thee to thy face.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 2:5

    He will curse thee to thy face - Literally, If he will not bless thee to thy face or appearances. His piety to thee will be always regulated by thy bounty to him. See the note on Job 1:11.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 2:5

    But put forth thine hand now - Satan felt that he had no power to afflict Job without permission. Malignant as he was, he knew that God only could subject the holy man to this trial - another proof that Satan is under the control of the Almighty, and acts only as he is "permitted" to act in tempting and trying the good.

    And touch his bone - See the note at Job 1:11. Afflict his body so as to endanger his life. The words "bone" and "flesh" denote the whole body. The idea was, that the whole body should be subjected to severe pain.

    And he will curse thee to thy face - Notes at Job 1:11.
    Book: Job