Job 19:26
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New International Version
And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;

New Living Translation
And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God!

English Standard Version
And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God,

New American Standard Bible
"Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God;

King James Bible
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet I will see God in my flesh.

International Standard Version
Even after my skin has been destroyed, clothed in my flesh I will see God,

NET Bible
And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even after my skin has been stripped off my body, I will see God in my own flesh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and afterward from this, my stricken skin and from my own flesh, I must see God:

King James 2000 Bible
And though after my skin is thus destroyed, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

American King James Version
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

American Standard Version
And after my skin, even this body , is destroyed, Then without my flesh shall I see God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I will see my God.

Darby Bible Translation
And [if] after my skin this shall be destroyed, yet from out of my flesh shall I see +God;

English Revised Version
And after my skin hath been thus destroyed, yet from my flesh shall I see God:

Webster's Bible Translation
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

World English Bible
After my skin is destroyed, then in my flesh shall I see God,

Young's Literal Translation
And after my skin hath compassed this body, Then from my flesh I see God:
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:23-29 The Spirit of God, at this time, seems to have powerfully wrought on the mind of Job. Here he witnessed a good confession; declared the soundness of his faith, and the assurance of his hope. Here is much of Christ and heaven; and he that said such things are these, declared plainly that he sought the better country, that is, the heavenly. Job was taught of God to believe in a living Redeemer; to look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come; he comforted himself with the expectation of these. Job was assured, that this Redeemer of sinners from the yoke of Satan and the condemnation of sin, was his Redeemer, and expected salvation through him; and that he was a living Redeemer, though not yet come in the flesh; and that at the last day he would appear as the Judge of the world, to raise the dead, and complete the redemption of his people. With what pleasure holy Job enlarges upon this! May these faithful sayings be engraved by the Holy Spirit upon our hearts. We are all concerned to see that the root of the matter be in us. A living, quickening, commanding principle of grace in the heart, is the root of the matter; as necessary to our religion as the root of the tree, to which it owes both its fixedness and its fruitfulness. Job and his friends differed concerning the methods of Providence, but they agreed in the root of the matter, the belief of another world.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - And though after my skin worms destroy this body. The supposed ellipsis of "worms" is improbable, as is also that of "body." Translate, and after my skin has been thus destroyed - "thus" meaning, "as you see it before your eyes." Yet in my flesh shall I see God; literally, from my flesh - scarcely, as Renan takes it, "without my flesh," or "away from my flesh" - "prive de ma chair;" but rather, "from the standpoint of my flesh " - "in my body," not "out of my body" - shall I see God. This may be taken merely as a prophecy of the theophany recorded in ch. 38-42. (see especially Job 42:5). But the nexus with ver. 25, and the expressions there used - "at the last," and "he shall stand up over my dust" - fully justify the traditional exegesis, which sees in the passage an avowal by Job of his confidence that he will see God "from his body" at the resurrection.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And though after my skin worms destroy this body,.... Meaning not, that after his skin was wholly consumed now, which was almost gone, there being scarce any left but the skin of his teeth, Job 19:20; the worms in his ulcers would consume what was left of his body, which scarce deserved the name of a body, and therefore he points to it, and calls it "this", without saying what it was; but that when he should be entirely stripped of his skin in the grave, then rottenness and worms would strip him also of all the rest of his flesh and his bones; by which he expresses the utter consumption of his body by death, and after it in the grave; and nevertheless, though so it would be, he was assured of his resurrection from the dead:

yet in my flesh shall I see God: he believed, that though he should die and moulder into dust in the grave, yet he should rise again, and that in true flesh, not in an aerial celestial body, but in a true body, consisting of flesh, blood, and bones, which spirits have not, and in the same flesh or body he then had, his own flesh and body, and not another's; and so with his fleshly or corporeal eyes see God, even his living Redeemer, in human nature; who, as he would stand upon the earth in that nature, in the fulness of time, and obtain redemption for him, so he would in the latter day appear again, raise him from the dead, and take him to himself, to behold his glory to all eternity: or "out of my flesh" (f), out of my fleshly eyes; from thence and with those shall I behold God manifest in the flesh, my incarnate God; and if Job was one of those saints that rose when Christ did, as some say (g), he saw him in the flesh and with his fleshly eyes.

(f) "e carne mea", Tigurine version, Mercerus, Piscator, Cocceius, Schmidt, Schultens; so Gussetius, p. 446. (g) "Suidas in voce" & Sept. in ch. xlii. 17.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. Rather, though after my skin (is no more) this (body) is destroyed ("body" being omitted, because it was so wasted as not to deserve the name), yet from my flesh (from my renewed body, as the starting-point of vision, So 2:9, "looking out from the windows") "shall I see God." Next clause [Job 19:27] proves bodily vision is meant, for it specifies "mine eyes" [Rosenmuller, 2d ed.]. The Hebrew opposes "in my flesh." The "skin" was the first destroyed by elephantiasis, then the "body."

Job 19:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job: My Redeemer Lives
25"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. 26"Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God; 27Whom I myself shall behold, And whom my eyes will see and not another. My heart faints within me!…
Cross References
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

1 John 3:2
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.
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And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

And though, etc. or, After I shall awake, though this body be destroyed, yet out of my flesh shall I see God

Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, …

in my flesh

Psalm 16:9,11 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also …

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now …

1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must …

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to …

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they …

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