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.

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Though he slay me - I have no dependence but God; I trust in him alone. Should he even destroy my life by this affliction, yet will I hope that when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. In the common printed Hebrew text we have לא איחל lo ayachel, I will Not hope; but the Vulgate, Syriac, Arabic, and Chaldee have read לו lo, Him, instead of לא lo Not; with twenty-nine of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., and the Complutensian and Antwerp Polyglots. Our translators have followed the best reading. Coverdale renders the verse thus: Lo, there is nether comforte ner hope for me, yf he wil slaye me.

But I will maintain mine own ways - I am so conscious of my innocence, that I fear not to defend myself from your aspersions, even in the presence of my Maker.

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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 latter day on the earth...

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Psalm 23:4 Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me...

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

Romans 8:38,39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come...

but I will

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

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 my integrity from me.

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

Job 40:2,4,5,8 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it...

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

maintain. Heb. prove, or argue

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Struggles of Conscience
I shall attempt to address you in the following order this morning. First, a little by way of consolation; then, a little by way of instruction; a little more upon discrimination or caution; and in the last place, a few sentences by way of exhortation. I. First, beloved, let me speak to you who are desiring to feel more and more your sins, and whose prayer is the prayer of the text, "Lord how many are mine iniquities and my sins, make me to know my transgression and my sin." Let me try to COMFORT
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860

Not Now, but Hereafter!
It is mainly my business, today, to deal with those who may wickedly continue in sin because their judgment tarries. If the Lord does not in this world visit the ungodly with stripes, this is but the surer evidence that in the world to come there is a solemn retribution for the impenitent. If the affliction which is here accorded to men be not the punishment of sin, we turn to Scripture and discover what that punishment will be, and we are soon informed that it is something far heavier than any calamities
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

A Canticle of Love
It is not only when He is about to send me some trial that Our Lord gives me warning and awakens my desire for it. For years I had cherished a longing which seemed impossible of realisation--to have a brother a Priest. I often used to think that if my little brothers had not gone to Heaven, I should have had the happiness of seeing them at the Altar. I greatly regretted being deprived of this joy. Yet God went beyond my dream; I only asked for one brother who would remember me each day at the Holy
Therese Martin (of Lisieux)—The Story of a Soul

"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
Isaiah xxvi. 3.--"Thou shall keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee." Christ hath left us his peace, as the great and comprehensive legacy, "My peace I leave you," John xiv. 27. And this was not peace in the world that he enjoyed; you know what his life was, a continual warfare; but a peace above the world, that passeth understanding. "In the world you shall have trouble, but in me you shall have peace," saith Christ,--a peace that shall make trouble
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.

Job 13:3
But I desire to speak to the Almighty and to argue my case with God.

Job 27:5
I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.

Jonah 2:1
From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.

Habakkuk 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

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