Job 23:13
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New International Version
"But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.

New Living Translation
But once he has made his decision, who can change his mind? Whatever he wants to do, he does.

English Standard Version
But he is unchangeable, and who can turn him back? What he desires, that he does.

New American Standard Bible
"But He is unique and who can turn Him? And what His soul desires, that He does.

King James Bible
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him? He does what He desires.

International Standard Version
"But he is One—who can change him? He does whatever he wants to do.

NET Bible
But he is unchangeable, and who can change him? Whatever he has desired, he does.

New Heart English Bible
But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? What his soul desires, even that he does.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But God is one of a kind. Who can make him change his mind? He does whatever he wants!

JPS Tanakh 1917
But He is at one with Himself, and who can turn Him? And what His soul desireth, even that He doeth.

New American Standard 1977
“But He is unique and who can turn Him?
            And what His soul desires, that He does.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if he determines something, who can turn him? His soul desired it, and he did it.

King James 2000 Bible
But he is of one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.

American King James Version
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.

American Standard Version
But he is in one mind , and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he is alone, and no man can turn away his thought: and whatsoever is soul hath desired, that hath he done.

Darby Bible Translation
But he is in one [mind], and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, that will he do.

English Revised Version
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

World English Bible
But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? What his soul desires, even that he does.

Young's Literal Translation
And He is in one mind, And who doth turn Him back? And His soul hath desired -- and He doth it.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:13-17 As Job does not once question but that his trials are from the hand of God, and that there is no such thing as chance, how does he account for them? The principle on which he views them is, that the hope and reward of the faithful servants of God are only laid up in another life; and he maintains that it is plain to all, that the wicked are not treated according to their deserts in this life, but often directly the reverse. But though the obtaining of mercy, the first-fruits of the Spirit of grace, pledges a God, who will certainly finish the work which he has began; yet the afflicted believer is not to conclude that all prayer and entreaty will be in vain, and that he should sink into despair, and faint when he is reproved of Him. He cannot tell but the intention of God in afflicting him may be to produce penitence and prayer in his heart. May we learn to obey and trust the Lord, even in tribulation; to live or die as he pleases: we know not for what good ends our lives may be shortened or prolonged.
Study Bible
Job Responds: He Longs for God
12"I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. 13"But He is unique and who can turn Him? And what His soul desires, that He does. 14"For He performs what is appointed for me, And many such decrees are with Him.…
Cross References
Job 10:7
'According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty, Yet there is no deliverance from Your hand.

Job 10:13
'Yet these things You have concealed in Your heart; I know that this is within You:

Job 23:12
"I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Job 23:14
"For He performs what is appointed for me, And many such decrees are with Him.

Isaiah 14:24
The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,
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