Job 13:14
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my hands?

New Living Translation
Yes, I will take my life in my hands and say what I really think.

English Standard Version
Why should I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in my hand?

New American Standard Bible
"Why should I take my flesh in my teeth And put my life in my hands?

King James Bible
Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why do I put myself at risk and take my life in my own hands?

International Standard Version
Why shouldn't I bite my flesh or take my life in my hands?

NET Bible
Why do I put myself in peril, and take my life in my hands?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am biting off more than I can chew and taking my life in my own hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore? I will take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hand.

New American Standard 1977
“Why should I take my flesh in my teeth,
            And put my life in my hands?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why shall I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in the palm of my hand?

King James 2000 Bible
Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

American King James Version
Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

American Standard Version
Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hand?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why do I tear my flesh with my teeth, and carry my soul in my hands?

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

English Revised Version
Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

World English Bible
Why should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth? And my soul put in my hand?
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Job Reproves his Friends
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? 15"Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.…
Cross References
Judges 12:3
"When I saw that you would not deliver me, I took my life in my hands and crossed over against the sons of Ammon, and the LORD gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?"

1 Samuel 28:21
The woman came to Saul and saw that he was terrified, and said to him, "Behold, your maidservant has obeyed you, and I have taken my life in my hand and have listened to your words which you spoke to me.

Psalm 119:109
My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.
Treasury of Scripture

Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

I take

Job 18:4 He tears himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for you? …

Ecclesiastes 4:5 The fool folds his hands together, and eats his own flesh.

Isaiah 9:20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall …

Isaiah 49:26 And I will feed them that oppress you with their own flesh; and they …

and put

Judges 12:3 And when I saw that you delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, …

1 Samuel 19:5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and …

1 Samuel 28:21 And the woman came to Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and …

Psalm 119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law.

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