Job 13:13
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New International Version
"Keep silent and let me speak; then let come to me what may.

New Living Translation
"Be silent now and leave me alone. Let me speak, and I will face the consequences.

English Standard Version
“Let me have silence, and I will speak, and let come on me what may.

New American Standard Bible
"Be silent before me so that I may speak; Then let come on me what may.

King James Bible
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be quiet, and I will speak. Let whatever comes happen to me.

International Standard Version
"Don't talk to me! It's my turn to speak; then whatever happens, happens.

NET Bible
"Refrain from talking with me so that I may speak; then let come to me what may.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be quiet, because I want to speak. Let whatever may happen to me [happen]!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Listen to me, and I will speak, and afterward let come on me what will.

King James 2000 Bible
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

American King James Version
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

American Standard Version
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak; And let come on me what will.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hold your peace a little while, that I may speak whatsoever my mind shall suggest to me.

Darby Bible Translation
Hold your peace from me, and I will speak, and let come on me what [will]!

English Revised Version
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what wilt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

World English Bible
"Be silent, leave me alone, that I may speak. Let come on me what will.

Young's Literal Translation
Keep silent from me, and I speak, And pass over me doth what?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:13-22 Job resolved to cleave to the testimony his own conscience gave of his uprightness. He depended upon God for justification and salvation, the two great things we hope for through Christ. Temporal salvation he little expected, but of his eternal salvation he was very confident; that God would not only be his Saviour to make him happy, but his salvation, in the sight and enjoyment of whom he should be happy. He knew himself not to be a hypocrite, and concluded that he should not be rejected. We should be well pleased with God as a Friend, even when he seems against us as an enemy. We must believe that all shall work for good to us, even when all seems to make against us. We must cleave to God, yea, though we cannot for the present find comfort in him. In a dying hour, we must derive from him living comforts; and this is to trust in him, though he slay us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak; literally, be silent from me that I may speak; but our version gives the true meaning. Job repeats the entreaty with which he had bemoan (vers. 5, 6). And let some on me what will. Job is prepared to face the worst. He feels, as he expresses it below (ver. 19), that, if he holds his tongue, he must die. He must speak, and speak he will. After that, let God do as he may please - he will accept his punishment, if God thinks fit to punish him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hold your peace, let me alone,.... Or, cease "from me" (i): from speaking to me, or hindering me from speaking. Job might perceive, by some motions of his friends, that they were about to interrupt him; and therefore he desires they would be silent, and let him go on:

that I may speak; or, "and I will speak",

and let come on me what will; either from men, or from God himself; a good man, when he knows his cause is good, and he has truth on his side, is not careful or concerned what reproach may be cast upon him, or what censures from men he may undergo; or what persecutions from them he may endure; none of these things move him from his duty, or can stop his mouth from speaking the truth; let him be threatened with what he will, he cannot but speak the things which he has seen and heard, and knows to be true; as for what may come upon him from God, that he is not solicitous about; he knows he will lay nothing upon him but what is common to men, will support him under it, or deliver him from it in his own time and way, or however make all things work together for his good: some render it, "and let something pass by me", or "from me" (k); that is, somewhat of his grief and sorrow, while he was speaking and pouring out his complaints before God; but the former sense seems best.

(i) "desistite a me", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. (k) "ut transeat praeter me aliquid, vel a me", Schmidt.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. Job would wish to be spared their speeches, so as to speak out all his mind as to his wretchedness (Job 13:14), happen what will.

Job 13:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Reproves his Friends
12"Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay. 13"Be silent before me so that I may speak; Then let come on me what may. 14"Why should I take my flesh in my teeth And put my life in my hands?…
Cross References
Job 13:5
If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom.

Job 13:12
Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay.
Treasury of Scripture

Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

Hold your peace. Heb. Be silent from me. let me. See on

Job 13:5 O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish …

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; …

Job 21:3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

and let come

Job 6:9,10 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose …

Job 7:15,16 So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life…

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