8 (NIV) Then the LORD said
to Satan, "Have you considered my
servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God
and shuns evil."9 "Does Job fear God for nothing?" Satan replied.10
"Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are
spread throughout the land.11 But stretch out your hand and strike
everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face."12 The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man
himself do not lay a finger."