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Job 2:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Jehovah said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand; only spare his life.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he [is] in thine hand; but save his life.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, he [is] in thy hand; but save his life.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand; only spare his life.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Yahweh said unto the accuser, Behold him! in thy hand,—only, his life, preserve thou!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, 'Lo, he [is] in thy hand; only his life take care of.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the Lord said to Satan: Behold, he is in thy hand, but yet save his life.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the LORD said vnto Satan, Behold, hee [is] in thine hand, but saue his life.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Lord said to the devil, Behold, I deliver him up to thee; only save his life.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yahweh said unto Satan, Behold, he [is] in thine hand; but save his life.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
said 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
+n שָׂטָן, 7854
{7854} Prime
From H7853; an opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch enemy of good.
Behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
he [is] in thine hand; 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
but x389
(0389) Complement
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
save 8104
{8104} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
his life. 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 2:6

_ _ but save — rather, “only spare his life.” Satan shows his ingenuity in inflicting pain, and also his knowledge of what man’s body can bear without vital injury.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 2:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 2:6

In thine hand — If God did not chain up the roaring lion, how soon would he devour us! As far as he permits the wrath of Satan and wicked men, to proceed against his people, he will make it turn to his praise and theirs, and the remainder thereof he will restrain. Job, in being thus maligned of Satan, was a type of Christ. He had permission to bruise his heel, to touch his bone and his flesh; yea, and his life also; because by dying he was to do what Job could not do, to destroy him that had the power of death.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 2:6

And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he [is] in thine hand; but save (g) his life.

(g) Thus Satan can go no further in punishing than God has limited him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath [is] in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

or, only


Job 38:10-11 And brake up for it my decreed [place], and set bars and doors, ... And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Psalms 65:7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
Luke 8:29-33 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) ... Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat: ... But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Revelation 20:1-2 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. ... And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

his life:
By naphsho, "his soul," Maimonides understands "his mind," or intellectual powers.
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Jb 1:12; 38:10. Ps 65:7. Lk 8:29; 22:31. 1Co 10:13. Rv 2:10; 20:1, 7.

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