|New International Version (© 2011)|
For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.
King James Bible
For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
American Standard Version
For calamity from God is a terror to me, And by reason of his majesty I can do nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
For a dread unto me is calamity from God, And because of His excellency I am not able.
Job 31:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Destruction from God was a terror - I have ever been preserved from outward sin, through the fear of God's judgments; I knew his eye was constantly upon me, and Icould
"Never in my Judge's eye my Judge's anger dare."
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Job 20:23 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath on him, and shall rain it on him while he is eating.
Job 21:20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
Genesis 39:9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back any thing from me but you, because you are his wife...
Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.
Isaiah 13:6 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God...
Job 13:11 Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall on you?
Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?
Job 42:5,6 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you...
Psalm 76:7 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?
Job 31:23 Parallel CommentariesAble Calamity Destruction Dread Dreaded Endure Excellency Faced Fear Highness Kept Majesty Power Powerless Reason Splendor TerrorAble Calamity Destruction Dread Dreaded Endure Excellency Faced Fear Highness Kept Majesty Power Powerless Reason Splendor TerrorTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Nehemiah 5:15 But the earlier governors--those preceding me--placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.
Job 13:11 Would not his splendor terrify you? Would not the dread of him fall on you?
Job 30:15 Terrors overwhelm me; my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.
Job 31:3 Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong?
Psalm 88:15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.