Job 13:19
New International Version
Can anyone bring charges against me? If so, I will be silent and die.

New Living Translation
Who can argue with me over this? And if you prove me wrong, I will remain silent and die.

English Standard Version
Who is there who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.

Berean Study Bible
Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die.

New American Standard Bible
"Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.

King James Bible
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

Christian Standard Bible
Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die.

Contemporary English Version
If you can prove me guilty, I will give up and die.

Good News Translation
Are you coming to accuse me, God? If you do, I am ready to be silent and die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die.

International Standard Version
Who can oppose me? If they do, I'll be silent and die.

NET Bible
Who will contend with me? If anyone can, I will be silent and die.

New Heart English Bible
Who is he who will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the spirit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who can make a case against me? If someone could, I'd be silent and die.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who is he that will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and die.

New American Standard 1977
“Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who is he that will contend with me? For now, if I remain silent, I shall die.

King James 2000 Bible
Who is he that will contend with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall die.

American King James Version
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

American Standard Version
Who is he that will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the ghost.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For who is he that shall plead with me, that I should now be silent, and expire?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is he that will plead against me? let him come: why am I consumed holding my peace?

Darby Bible Translation
Who is he that contendeth with me? For if I were silent now, I should expire.

English Revised Version
Who is he that will contend with me? for now shall I hold my peace and give up the ghost.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall expire.

World English Bible
Who is he who will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
Who is he that doth strive with me? For now I keep silent and gasp.
Study Bible
Job Reproves His Friends
18Behold, now that I have prepared my case, I know that I will be vindicated. 19Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die. 20Only grant these two things to me, so that I need not hide from You:…
Cross References
Job 7:21
Why do You not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For soon I will lie down in the dust; You will seek me, but I will be no more."

Job 9:3
If one wished to contend with God, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.

Job 10:8
Your hands shaped me and altogether formed me. Will You now turn and destroy me?

Job 13:20
Only grant these two things to me, so that I need not hide from You:

Isaiah 50:8
The One who vindicates Me is near. Who will dare to contend with Me? Let us confront each other! Who has a case against Me? Let him approach Me!

Treasury of Scripture

Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

that will plead

Job 19:5
If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:

Job 33:5-7,32
If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up…

Isaiah 50:7,8
For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed…

if I hold

Job 13:13
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

Job 7:11
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Jeremiah 20:9
Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.







Lexicon
Can anyone
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

indict
יָרִ֣יב (yā·rîḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

me?
עִמָּדִ֑י (‘im·mā·ḏî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5978: Against, by, from, me, mine, of, that I take, unto,

If
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

so,
עַתָּ֖ה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

I will be silent
אַחֲרִ֣ישׁ (’a·ḥă·rîš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

and die.
וְאֶגְוָֽע׃ (wə·’eḡ·wā‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1478: To breathe out, expire
(19) If I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.--A marvellous confession, equivalent to, "If I give up my faith in Him who is my salvation, and my personal innocence, which goes hand-in-hand therewith, I shall perish. To give up my innocence is to give up Him in whom I hold my innocence, and in whom I live."

Verse 19. - Who is he that will plead with me? Will God himself plead? Or will he depute some one, man or angel? Job is impatient that the pleadings should begin. For now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost. Some translate, "For now shall I hold my peace and give up the ghost," which they explain to mean, "If God does implead me, I shall take refuge in silence, and straightway expire." But this seems an impossible conclusion, when all that Job has been aiming at and striving for since his opponents taxed him with wickedness has been that he might "speak to the Almighty, and reason with God" (ver. 3). It is far simpler to keep to the translation of the Authorized Version, and understand Job to mean that things have now reached a point at which he must either speak or expire. 13:13-22 Job resolved to cleave to the testimony his own conscience gave of his uprightness. He depended upon God for justification and salvation, the two great things we hope for through Christ. Temporal salvation he little expected, but of his eternal salvation he was very confident; that God would not only be his Saviour to make him happy, but his salvation, in the sight and enjoyment of whom he should be happy. He knew himself not to be a hypocrite, and concluded that he should not be rejected. We should be well pleased with God as a Friend, even when he seems against us as an enemy. We must believe that all shall work for good to us, even when all seems to make against us. We must cleave to God, yea, though we cannot for the present find comfort in him. In a dying hour, we must derive from him living comforts; and this is to trust in him, though he slay us.
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