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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Merely the thought of God All-Powerful

Good News Translation
I tremble with fear before him.

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

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

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

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I am terrified 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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, I shall fear before his face; I shall consider, and I shall fear him.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore am I troubled at his presence; I consider, and I am afraid of him.

English Revised Version
Therefore am I troubled 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.
Study Bible
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.







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

I am terrified
אֶבָּהֵ֑ל (’eb·bā·hêl)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 6440: The face

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

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

Him.
מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of
(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. 23:13-17 As Job does not once question but that his trials are from the hand of God, and that there is no such thing as chance, how does he account for them? The principle on which he views them is, that the hope and reward of the faithful servants of God are only laid up in another life; and he maintains that it is plain to all, that the wicked are not treated according to their deserts in this life, but often directly the reverse. But though the obtaining of mercy, the first-fruits of the Spirit of grace, pledges a God, who will certainly finish the work which he has began; yet the afflicted believer is not to conclude that all prayer and entreaty will be in vain, and that he should sink into despair, and faint when he is reproved of Him. He cannot tell but the intention of God in afflicting him may be to produce penitence and prayer in his heart. May we learn to obey and trust the Lord, even in tribulation; to live or die as he pleases: we know not for what good ends our lives may be shortened or prolonged.
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