Job 13:20
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New International Version
"Only grant me these two things, God, and then I will not hide from you:

New Living Translation
"O God, grant me these two things, and then I will be able to face you.

English Standard Version
Only grant me two things, then I will not hide myself from your face:

New American Standard Bible
"Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Your face:

King James Bible
Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Only grant these two things to me, God, so that I will not have to hide from your presence:

Contemporary English Version
I ask only two things of you, my God, and I will no longer hide from you--

Good News Translation
Let me ask for two things; agree to them, and I will not try to hide from you:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Only grant these two things to me, God, so that I will not have to hide from Your presence:

International Standard Version
Grant me only two things as you deal with me; then I won't hide from you.

NET Bible
Only in two things spare me, O God, and then I will not hide from your face:

New Heart English Bible
"Only do not do two things to me; then I will not hide myself from your face:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Please don't do two things to me so that I won't have to hide from you:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only do not two things unto me, Then will I not hide myself from Thee:

New American Standard 1977
“Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Thy face:

Jubilee Bible 2000
At the least, grant me these two things; then I will not hide myself from thee:

King James 2000 Bible
Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from you.

American King James Version
Only do not two things to me: then will I not hide myself from you.

American Standard Version
Only do not two things unto me; Then will I not hide myself from thy face:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Two things only do not to me, and then from thy face I shall not be hid:

Darby Bible Translation
Only do not two things unto me; then will I not hide myself from thee.

English Revised Version
Only do not two things unto me, then will I not hide myself from thy face:

Webster's Bible Translation
Only do not two things to me: then will I not hide myself from thee.

World English Bible
"Only don't do two things to me; then I will not hide myself from your face:

Young's Literal Translation
Only two things, O God, do with me: Then from Thy face I am not hidden.
Study Bible
Job Reproves his Friends
19"Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die. 20"Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Your face: 21Remove Your hand from me, And let not the dread of You terrify me.…
Cross References
Job 13:19
"Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.

Job 13:21
Remove Your hand from me, And let not the dread of You terrify me.
Treasury of Scripture

Only do not two things to me: then will I not hide myself from you.

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(20) Will I not hide myself from thee--i.e., "I shall not be hidden"--quite a different word from that in Genesis 3:10, though the comparison of the two places is not without interest.

Verse 20. - Only do not two things unto me. Before beginning his plea, Job has two requests to make of God.

(1) That he will put an end for a time to his bodily sufferings - suspend them, at any rate, while the pleading continues;

(2) that he will during the same space abstain from terrifying him mentally, as he had done on previous occasions (Job 6:4; Job 7:14; Job 9:14; see below, ver. 21). Then will I not hide myself from thee; literally, from thy face (comp. Job 9:34, 35, "Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me: then would I speak, and not fear him "). Only do not two things unto me,.... This is an address not to Zophar as in the place of God, as to me, but to God himself; by this it appears, that though in modesty he does not mention him, yet he it is he has the chief, if not the sole regard unto in Job 13:19; for his desire was to speak to the Almighty, and reason with God, and have nothing more to do with his friends, Job 13:3; but before any pleadings begin on either side, he is desirous of settling and fixing the terms and conditions of the dispute; he requests that two things might be granted him, which are mentioned in Job 13:21,

then will I not hide myself from thee; through fear or shame, but boldly appear before God, and come up even to his seat, and plead with him face to face. 20. Address to God.

not hide—stand forth boldly to maintain my cause.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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