refused to hearken to the words of Satan. They feared that
the sons and daughters of Job might rise up against them
later, and avenge their father's wrongs. But after Satan
had pulled down the house wherein the children of Job were
assembled, and they lay dead in the ruins, the people did as
he bade them, and sacked the house of Job.
Seeing that neither the loss of all he had nor the death of
his children could change his pious heart, Satan appeared
before God a second time, and requested that Job himself,
his very person, be put into his hand. God granted Satan's
plea, but he limited his power to Job's body, his soul he could
not touch. In a sense Satan was worse off than Job. He
was in the position of the slave that has been ordered by
his master to break the pitcher and not spill the wine.