Job 23:15
New International Version
That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him.

New Living Translation
No wonder I am so terrified in his presence. When I think of it, terror grips me.

English Standard Version
Therefore I am terrified at his presence; when I consider, I am in dread of him.

Berean Standard Bible
Therefore I am terrified in His presence; when I consider this, I fear Him.

King James Bible
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

New King James Version
Therefore I am terrified at His presence; When I consider this, I am afraid of Him.

New American Standard Bible
“Therefore, I would be terrified at His presence; When I consider this, I am frightened of Him.

NASB 1995
“Therefore, I would be dismayed at His presence; When I consider, I am terrified of Him.

NASB 1977
“Therefore, I would be dismayed at His presence; When I consider, I am terrified of Him.

Legacy Standard Bible
Therefore, I would be dismayed at His presence; I carefully consider, and I am in dread of Him.

Amplified Bible
“Therefore I would be terrified at His presence; When I consider [all of this], I tremble in dread of Him.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I am terrified in his presence; when I consider this, I am afraid of him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I am terrified in His presence; when I consider this, I am afraid of Him.

American Standard Version
Therefore am I terrified at his presence; When I consider, I am afraid of him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, I am afraid before him, I consider and I am shaken by him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore am I troubled at him; and when I was reproved, I thought of him. Therefore let me take good heed before him: I will consider, and be afraid of him.

Contemporary English Version
Merely the thought of God All-Powerful

Douay-Rheims Bible
And therefore I am troubled at his presence, and when I consider him I am made pensive with fear.

English Revised Version
Therefore am I troubled at his presence; when I consider, I am afraid of him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why I'm terrified of him. When I think of it, I'm afraid of him.

Good News Translation
I tremble with fear before him.

International Standard Version
That's why I'm terrified at his presence! When I think about it, I'm afraid of him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore am I affrighted at His presence; When I consider, I am afraid of Him.

Literal Standard Version
Therefore, I am troubled at His presence, I consider, and am afraid of Him.

Majority Standard Bible
Therefore I am terrified in His presence; when I consider this, I fear Him.

New American Bible
Therefore I am terrified before him; when I take thought, I dread him.

NET Bible
That is why I am terrified in his presence; when I consider, I am afraid because of him.

New Revised Standard Version
Therefore I am terrified at his presence; when I consider, I am in dread of him.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I am terrified at his presence. When I consider, I am afraid of him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

World English Bible
Therefore I am terrified at his presence. When I consider, I am afraid of him.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, from His presence I am troubled, I consider, and am afraid of Him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Longs for God
14For He carries out His decree against me, and He has many such plans. 15Therefore I am terrified in His presence; when I consider this, I fear Him. 16God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.…

Cross References
Job 23:14
For He carries out His decree against me, and He has many such plans.

Job 23:16
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

Job 23:3
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

Job 10:15
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

Job 31:23
For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

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Job 23
1. Job longs to appear before God
6. in confidence of his mercy
8. God, who is invisible, observes our ways
11. Job's innocence
13. God's decree is immutable














(15) Therefore am I troubled at his presence.--i.e., invisible though it be, and undiscoverable as He is on every hand (Job 23:8-9), Job is in a strait betwixt two (Philippians 1:23). The victim of an ever present paradox and dilemma; afraid of God, yet longing to see Him; conscious of His presence, yet unable to find Him; assured of His absolute justice, and yet convinced of his own suffering innocence. His history, in fact, to the Old World was what the Gospel is to the New: the exhibition of a perfectly righteous man, yet made perfect through suffering. It was therefore an effort, at the solution of the problem of the reconciliation of the inequality of life with the justice of God.

Verse 15. - Therefore am I troubled at his presence. The thought of these further afflictions troubles me, and makes me shrink from his unseen presence. I know not how soon he may lay a fresh burden upon me. When I consider, I am afraid of him. When I reflect on the many forms of suffering which I may still have to undergo, my fears increase, I tremble at the future.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

I am terrified
אֶבָּהֵ֑ל (’eb·bā·hêl)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 926: To tremble inwardly, be, alarmed, agitated, to hasten anxiously

in His presence;
מִפָּנָ֣יו (mip·pā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

when I consider this,
אֶ֝תְבּוֹנֵ֗ן (’eṯ·bō·w·nên)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

I fear
וְאֶפְחַ֥ד (wə·’ep̄·ḥaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6342: To dread, be in dread or in awe

Him.
מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of


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