Job 13:15
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New International Version
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.

New Living Translation
God might kill me, but I have no other hope. I am going to argue my case with him.

English Standard Version
Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.

New American Standard Bible
"Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.

King James Bible
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even if He kills me, I will hope in Him. I will still defend my ways before Him.

International Standard Version
Even though he kills me, I'll continue to hope in him. At least I'll be able to argue my case to his face!

NET Bible
Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face!

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If God would kill me, I would have no hope [left]. Nevertheless, I will defend my behavior to his face.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him; But I will argue my ways before Him.

New American Standard 1977
“Though He slay me,
            I will hope in Him.
            Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Though he slay me, yet I will trust in him; but I will defend my ways before him.

King James 2000 Bible
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will defend my own ways before him.

American King James Version
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Although he should bill me, I will trust in him: but yet I will reprove my ways in his sight.

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

English Revised Version
Though he slay me, yet will I wait for him: nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, He doth slay me -- I wait not! Only, my ways unto His face I argue.
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
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. 16"This also will be my salvation, For a godless man may not come before His presence.…
Cross References
Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope.

Job 13:3
"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.

Job 27:5
"Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.

Jonah 2:1
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,

Habakkuk 3:18
Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
Treasury of Scripture

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

he slay me

Job 13:18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.

Job 19:25-28 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the …

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come …

Psalm 23:4 Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will …

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has …

Romans 8:38,39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor …

but I will

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver …

Job 16:17,21 Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure…

Job 23:4-7 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments…

Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove …

Job 31:31-37 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! …

Job 40:2,4,5,8 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves …

1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows …

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