Job 2:7-10 (NLT)
7 So Satan left the LORD’s presence, and he struck Job with a terrible case of boils from head to foot.
8 Then Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. 9 His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.”
10 But Job replied, “You talk like a godless woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.
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Unspecified in Bible. Daytime.
Sunlight from above illuminates this scene.
Job sits cross-legged on the left. Job’s wife is on the right.
I decided to draw a simple background for this scene, to focus the viewer’s attention on Job & his wife. Job sits cross-legged on a pile of ash (see verse 8). You can see broken pottery all around him. He holds a piece in his hand. Notice that Job has discarded his ornate outer robe, which is before his wife, who is kneeling down, on the right. She is berating her husband with the cutting comment, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.” To be fair to the poor woman, she had just lost all her children, so was deep in anguish & grief herself.
I like the last part of verse 10 which states, “So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.” He didn’t blame the Lord God for what had befallen him, which I suspect most of us would have in Job’s position!
Here is the initial pencil sketch I drew of this scene.
Job 02 – Job’s second test – Scene 02 – Job’s boils – Greyscale