Job 13:15

“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 13:15

Though hee slay mee, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintaine mine owne wayes before him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope: Nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, he will put an end to me; I have no hope; but I will not give way in argument before him;
- Basic English Bible

Behold, if he slay me, yet would I trust in him; but I will defend mine own ways before him.
- Darby Bible

Though he shall slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, he will kill me. I have no hope. Nevertheless, I will maintain my ways before him.
- World English Bible

Lo, He doth slay me -- I wait not! Only, my ways unto His face I argue.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him; but I will argue my ways before Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 13:15

Wesley's Notes for Job 13:15

13:14 Wherefore - And this may be a reason of his desire of liberty of speech, because he could hold his tongue no longer, but must needs tear himself to pieces, if he had not some vent for his grief. The phrase having his life in his hand, denotes a condition extremely dangerous.

13:17 Hear - He now comes more closely to his business, the foregoing verses being mostly in way of preface.

Discussion for Job 13:15

  • Donna on Job 13:15
    I believe that the Holy Spirit is revealing to us as believers that in this life we will experience pain and suffering, but He will always bring us out with the victory every time.

    It is a misconception of many, that because we are Christians we are exempt from life's difficulties, but Jesus told us in this life we will have tribulation, but we can be comforted in the fact that He has overcome the world.

    Lastly, this passage also reveals that God is sovereign and that the devil does not have the power to tempt us without God's permission. God is faithful to provide a way of escape from every temptation, and we always come out victorious and blessed as a result of our endurance.
  • WILL - in Reply on Job 13:15
    God does not tempt any man...

    who taught you the word?

    Philosophy will kill you?

    13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

    14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

    15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
  • Donna - in Reply on Job 13:15
    Sir, there seems to be a misunderstanding. I did not say that God tempts us, but what I am saying is that He allows the enemy to bring pain and suffering into our lives.

    I do not want to stand in judgment of you, but your comments seem more like an attack. I discern another spirit at work.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Job 13:15
    Don't be disturbed or driven away by Will. I think I know who he is.

    Come back here when you can. People from all over the world visit in here. Don't respond to attackers. Just pray for them.
  • Donna - in Reply on Job 13:15
    Mishael, thank you for your encouragement. I will not be moved by the adversary of my soul.

    To be honest at first I thought I would ignore the comments that were made, but I believe sometimes we need to address wrong behavior and allow the Holy Spirit to bring the conviction of sin.

    I do agree and did pray for him, trusting God to lead him to repentance.
  • Jenny on Job 13:15
    We experience so many things in this life but our faith ought to remain firm in God. We don 't always know the reason why we experience some of the things we do but i can encourage everyone to see God throughout it all and He will open our understanding to His ways. I went through a very bad time recently and friends made various assumptions as to why these things were happening to me but when i sought God he eventually showed me that I had to go through those things to be freed from the very thing that was holding me in bondage. The Hebrew boys went into the fire and was not burned but note the robe that was used to bound them was burned in the fire. We cannot tell God how to work things out but be encouraged that God is truly in the midst of all out trials and troubles. Be bless in Jesus
  • Ove on Job 13:15
    Hi! I have made some terrible mistakes and bad choices in my life as a Christian that have put me in a spot and location that I don't want to be in. If I just trust God and thank Him and praise Him, then I will still come out on top and Romans 8:28 will apply to my life, because of the things I learned from my mistakes and bad choices, Romans 8:29. Please comment on this! Thanks and God Bless You! Ove
  • Thatohatsi on Job 13:15
    Job was a good man but he had a bad time in his life when his animals died, his children died on the same day. It did not end there, even his skin had sores boils from head to the feet. But he never stopped praising his God. His wife lost hope and even said Job must insult God but Job said to her "you talk as a foolish woman, do we expect the good only from God?" He was a good man so now he even says if God can kill him but still he will trust in Him. Oh my God.


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