Job 13:16
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New International Version
Indeed, this will turn out for my deliverance, for no godless person would dare come before him!

New Living Translation
But this is what will save me--I am not godless. If I were, I could not stand before him.

English Standard Version
This will be my salvation, that the godless shall not come before him.

New American Standard Bible
"This also will be my salvation, For a godless man may not come before His presence.

King James Bible
He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, this will result in my deliverance, for no godless person can appear before Him.

International Standard Version
I have this as my salvation: the godless person won't be appearing before him.

NET Bible
Moreover, this will become my deliverance, for no godless person would come before him.

New Heart English Bible
This also shall be my salvation, that a godless man shall not come before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This also will be my salvation because no godless person could face him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
This also shall be my salvation, That a hypocrite cannot come before Him.

New American Standard 1977
“This also will be my salvation,
            For a godless man may not come before His presence.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He also shall be my saving health; for the hypocrite shall not enter into his presence.

King James 2000 Bible
He also shall be my salvation: for a hypocrite shall not come before him.

American King James Version
He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

American Standard Version
This also shall be my salvation, That a godless man shall not come before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall be my saviour: for no hypocrite shall come before his presence.

Darby Bible Translation
This also shall be my salvation, that a profane man shall not come before his face.

English Revised Version
This also shall be my salvation; for a godless man shall not come before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He also shall be my salvation: for a hypocrite shall not come before him.

World English Bible
This also shall be my salvation, that a godless man shall not come before him.

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- He is to me for salvation, For the profane cometh not before Him.
Study Bible
Job Reproves his Friends
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. 17"Listen carefully to my speech, And let my declaration fill your ears.…
Cross References
Job 8:13
"So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,

Job 13:17
"Listen carefully to my speech, And let my declaration fill your ears.

Job 23:7
"There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

Job 34:21
"For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.

Isaiah 12:1
Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.

Isaiah 12:2
"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation."
Treasury of Scripture

He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

my salvation

Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: …

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Psalm 62:6,7 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved…

Psalm 118:14,21 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation…

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for …

Jeremiah 3:23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the …

Acts 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a …

for an hypocrite

Job 8:13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them.

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. …

(16) He also shall be my salvation.--Comp. Psalm 27:1, &c. It is characteristic of Job that, living, as he probably did, outside the pale of Israel, he nevertheless shared the faith and knowledge of God's chosen people; and this cannot be said of any other nation, nor docs any literature give evidence of it. Indeed, it is this which most markedly distinguishes Job from his friends, in that he can and does trust God unreservedly, in spite of all adverse circumstances, overwhelming as they were; while his friends are ignorant of the great central fact that He is Himself the sinner's hope, and are content to rest only upon vague and bald generalities. It is because, therefore, he has said, and can say, "He is and will be my salvation," that he can also say, "I know that I shall be justified, that I am righteous, because I trust in Him" (Genesis 15:6). We do not, in thus speaking, import the Gospel into Job, but exhibit that in Job which had already been manifest in Abraham, and probably recorded of him.

Verse 16. - He also shall be my Salvation. Whatever God does to him (ver. 13), whatever burden he lays upon him, though he even "slay" him (ver. 15), yet Job is sure that ultimately, in one way or another, God will be his Salvation. It is this determined trustfulness which at once gives Job's character its strength, and atones in a certain sense for his over-boldness in challenging God to a controversy. His heart is right with God. Though the secrets of the unseen world have been hidden from him, and the condition of man after death is a mystery on which he can only form vague conjectures, yet he is sure that in the end God will not fail him. For an hypocrite shall not come before him. If he were a hypocrite the case would be different; he would tremble before God, instead of feeling confident. But, knowing that he is honest and true, he is not afraid; he is bold to "come before him," and plead his cause before him. He also shall be my salvation,.... Job, though he asserted the integrity of his heart and life, yet did not depend on his ways and works for salvation, but only on the Lord himself; this is to be understood not of temporal salvation, though God is the author of that, and it is only to be had of him, yet Job had no hope concerning that; but of spiritual and eternal salvation, which God the Father has contrived, determined, and resolved on, and sent his Son to effect; which Christ being sent is the author of by his obedience, sufferings, and death; and in him, and in his name alone, is salvation; and every soul, sensible of the insufficiency of himself and others to save him, will resolve, as Job here, that he, and he only, shall be his Saviour, who is an able, willing, and complete one; see Hosea 14:3; and the words are expressive of faith of interest in him. Job knew him to be his Saviour, and living Redeemer, and would acknowledge no other; but claim his interest in him, now and hereafter, and which was his greatest support under all his troubles; see Job 19:26;

for an hypocrite shall not come before him; a hypocrite may come into the house of God, and worship him externally, and seem to be very devout and religious; and he shall come before the tribunal of God, and stand at his bar, to be tried and judged; but he shall not continue in the presence of God, nor enjoy his favour, or he shall not be able to make his cause good before him; and indeed he does not care to have himself examined by him, nor shall he be saved everlastingly, but undergo the most severe punishment, Matthew 24:51. Job here either has respect to his friends, whom he censures as hypocrites, and retorts the charge upon they brought on him; or he has reference to that charge, and by this means clears himself of it, since there was nothing he was more desirous of than to refer his case to the decision of the omniscient God, and righteous Judge; which if he was an hypocrite he would never have done, since such can never stand so strict and severe an examination. 16. He—rather, "This also already speaks in my behalf (literally, 'for my saving acquittal') for an hypocrite would not wish to come before Him" (as I do) [Umbreit]. (See last clause of Job 13:15).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.
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