Job 31:23
Good News Translation
Because I fear God's punishment, I could never do such a thing.

Contemporary English Version
I could not have been abusive; I was terrified at the thought that God might punish me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was unable to bear.

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For I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was unable to bear.

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Job 20:23 May his belly be filled, that God may send forth the wrath of his indignation upon him, and rain down his war upon him.

Job 21:20 His eyes shall see his own destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Genesis 39:9 Neither is there any thing which is not in my power, or that he hath not delivered to me, but thee, who art his wife; how then can I do this wicked thing, and sin against my God?

Psalm 119:120 Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments.

Isaiah 13:6 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near: it shall come as a destruction from the Lord.

Joel 1:15 Ah, ah, ah, for the day: because the day of the Lord is at hand, and it shall come like destruction from the mighty.

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we use persuasion to men: but to God we are manifest. And I trust also that in your consciences we are manifest.

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Job 13:11 As soon as he shall move himself, he shall trouble you: and his dread shall fall upon you.

Job 40:9 And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

Job 42:5,6 With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee. . . .

Psalm 76:7 Thou art terrible, and who shall resist thee? from that time thy wrath.

Context
Job's Final Appeal
22Let my shoulder fall from its joint, and let my arm with its bones be broken. 23For I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was unable to bear.24If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:…
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:15
But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.

Job 13:11
As soon as he shall move himself, he shall trouble you: and his dread shall fall upon you.

Job 30:15
I am brought to nothing: as a wind thou hast taken away my desire: and my prosperity hath passed away like a cloud.

Job 31:3
Is not destruction to the wicked, and aversion to them that work iniquity?

Psalm 88:15
I am poor, and in labours from my youth: and being exalted have been humbled and troubled.

Additional Translations
For calamity from God terrifies me, and His splendor I cannot overpower.For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

For calamity from God is a terror to me, And by reason of his majesty I can do nothing.

For the fear of the Lord constrained me, and I cannot bear up by reason of his burden.

For calamity from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his excellency I was powerless.

For calamity from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his excellency I could do nothing.

For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

For calamity from God is a terror to me. Because his majesty, I can do nothing.

For a dread unto me is calamity from God, And because of His excellency I am not able.
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