Job 31:23

“For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 31:23

For destruction from God was a terrour to mee: and by reason of his highnesse, I could not endure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For calamity from God is a terror to me, And because of His majesty I can do nothing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For calamity from God is a terror to me, And by reason of his majesty I can do nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the fear of God kept me back, and because of his power I might not do such things.
- Basic English Bible

For calamity from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his excellency I was powerless.
- Darby Bible

For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
- Webster's Bible

For calamity from God is a terror to me. Because his majesty, I can do nothing.
- World English Bible

For a dread unto me [is] calamity [from] God, And because of His excellency I am not able.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For calamity from God was a terror to me, and by reason of His majesty I could do nothing.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 31:23

Wesley's Notes for Job 31:23


31:23 For - I stood in awe of God and of his judgments. I could not - I knew myself unable either to oppose his power, or to bear his wrath. Even good men have need to restrain themselves from sin, with the fear of Destruction from God. Even when salvation from God is a comfort to us, yet destruction from God should be a terror to us. Adam in innocency was awed by a threatning.


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