Job 13:20
New International Version
"Only grant me these two things, God, and then I will not hide from you:

New Living Translation
“O God, grant me these two things, and then I will be able to face you.

English Standard Version
Only grant me two things, then I will not hide myself from your face:

Berean Study Bible
Only grant these two things to me, so that I need not hide from You:

King James Bible
Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.

New King James Version
“Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide myself from You:

New American Standard Bible
“Only two things I ask that You do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Your face:

NASB 1995
"Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Your face:

NASB 1977
“Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Thy face:

Amplified Bible
“Only [O Lord,] do not do two things to me, And then I will not hide myself from Your face:

Christian Standard Bible
Only grant these two things to me, God, so that I will not have to hide from your presence:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Only grant these two things to me, God, so that I will not have to hide from Your presence:

American Standard Version
Only do not two things unto me; Then will I not hide myself from thy face:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
However, two things do not turn away from me, and then I shall not turn aside from before you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But grant me two things: then I will not hide myself from thy face.

Contemporary English Version
I ask only two things of you, my God, and I will no longer hide from you--

Douay-Rheims Bible
Two things only do not to me, and then from thy face I shall not be hid:

English Revised Version
Only do not two things unto me, then will I not hide myself from thy face:

Good News Translation
Let me ask for two things; agree to them, and I will not try to hide from you:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Please don't do two things to me so that I won't have to hide from you:

International Standard Version
Grant me only two things as you deal with me; then I won't hide from you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only do not two things unto me, Then will I not hide myself from Thee:

Literal Standard Version
Only two things, O God, do with me, "" Then I am not hidden from Your face:

NET Bible
Only in two things spare me, O God, and then I will not hide from your face:

New Heart English Bible
"Only do not do two things to me; then I will not hide myself from your face:

World English Bible
"Only don't do two things to me; then I will not hide myself from your face:

Young's Literal Translation
Only two things, O God, do with me: Then from Thy face I am not hidden.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Reproves His Friends
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: 21Withdraw Your hand from me, and do not let Your terror frighten me.…

Cross References
Job 13:19
Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die.

Job 13:21
Withdraw Your hand from me, and do not let Your terror frighten me.


Treasury of Scripture

Only do not two things to me: then will I not hide myself from you.

do not two

Job 9:34,35
Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me: …

hide myself

Genesis 3:8-10
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden…

Psalm 139:12
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Revelation 6:15,16
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; …









(20) Will I not hide myself from thee--i.e., "I shall not be hidden"--quite a different word from that in Genesis 3:10, though the comparison of the two places is not without interest.

Verse 20. - Only do not two things unto me. Before beginning his plea, Job has two requests to make of God.

(1) That he will put an end for a time to his bodily sufferings - suspend them, at any rate, while the pleading continues;

(2) that he will during the same space abstain from terrifying him mentally, as he had done on previous occasions (Job 6:4; Job 7:14; Job 9:14; see below, ver. 21). Then will I not hide myself from thee; literally, from thy face (comp. Job 9:34, 35, "Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me: then would I speak, and not fear him ").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Only
אַךְ־ (’a·ḵōš-)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

grant
תַּ֣עַשׂ (ta·‘aś)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

these two
שְׁ֭תַּיִם (ta·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

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

so that
אָ֥ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

I need not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

hide
אֶסָּתֵֽר׃ (’es·sā·ṯêr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

from You:
מִ֝פָּנֶ֗יךָ (mip·pā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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