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Job 2:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? renounce God, and die.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then said his wife to him, Dost thou still retain thy integrity? curse God, and die.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And his wife said to him, Dost thou still remain firm in thine integrity? curse God and die.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then said his wife unto him, Art thou still holding fast thine integrity? Curse God, and die!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And his wife saith to him, 'Still thou art keeping hold on thine integrity: bless God and die.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And his wife said to him: Dost thou still continue in thy simplicity? bless God and die.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then saide his wife vnto him, Doest thou still reteine thine integritie? Curse God, and die.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And when much time had passed, his wife said to him, How long wilt thou hold out, saying, Behold, I wait yet a little while, expecting the hope of my deliverance? for, behold, thy memorial is abolished from the earth, [even thy] sons and daughters, the pangs and pains of my womb which I bore in vain with sorrows; and thou thyself sittest down to spend the nights in the open air among the corruption of worms, and I am a wanderer and a servant from place to place and house to house, waiting for the setting of the sun, that I may rest from my labours and my pangs which now beset me: but say some word against the Lord, and die.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse Elohim, and die.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
his wife 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
unto him, Dost thou still x5750
(5750) Complement
עוֹד
`owd
{ode}
From H5749; properly iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more.
retain 2388
{2388} Prime
חָזַק
chazaq
{khaw-zak'}
A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
thine integrity? 8538
{8538} Prime
תֻּמָּה
tummah
{toom-maw'}
Feminine of H8537; innocence.
curse 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8761
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
and die. 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 2:9

_ _ Job 2:9-13. Job reproves his wife.

_ _ curse God — rather, “renounce” God. (See on Job 1:5) [Umbreit]. However, it was usual among the heathens, when disappointed in their prayers accompanied with offerings to their gods, to reproach and curse them.

_ _ and die — that is, take thy farewell of God and so die. For no good is to be got out of religion, either here or hereafter; or, at least, not in this life [Gill]; Nothing makes the ungodly so angry as to see the godly under trial not angry.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 2:7-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 2:9

Then said his (k) wife unto him, Dost thou (l) still retain thine integrity? (m) curse God, and die.

(k) Satan uses the same instrument against Job, as he did against Adam.

(l) Meaning, what do you gain from serving God, seeing he thus plagues you, as though he were your enemy? This is the most grievous temptation for the faithful, when their faith is assailed, and when Satan goes about to persuade them that they trust in God in vain.

(m) For death was appointed to the blasphemer and so she meant that he would quickly be rid of his pain.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
his wife:

Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as [was] the heart of David his father.

retain:

Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Job 21:14-15 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. ... What [is] the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
2 Kings 6:33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil [is] of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?
Malachi 3:14 Ye have said, It [is] vain to serve God: and what profit [is it] that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

curse God:

Job 2:5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Job 1:11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
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