Job 31:23
New International Version
For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.

New Living Translation
That would be better than facing God's judgment. For if the majesty of God opposes me, what hope is there?

English Standard Version
For I was in terror of calamity from God, and I could not have faced his majesty.

Berean Study Bible
For calamity from God terrifies me, and His splendor I cannot overpower.

New American Standard Bible
"For calamity from God is a terror to me, And because of His majesty I can do nothing.

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

Christian Standard Bible
For disaster from God terrifies me, and because of his majesty I could not do these things.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For disaster from God terrifies me, and because of His majesty I could not do these things.

International Standard Version
For I'm terrified of what calamity God may have in store for me; and I cannot endure his grandeur."

NET Bible
For the calamity from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his majesty I was powerless.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A disaster from God terrifies me. In the presence of his majesty I can do nothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For calamity from God was a terror to me, And by reason of His majesty I could do nothing.

New American Standard 1977
“For calamity from God is a terror to me, And because of His majesty I can do nothing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I feared destruction from God, against whose highness I could have no power.

King James 2000 Bible
For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his majesty I could not endure.

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

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was not able to bear.

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

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
For a dread unto me is calamity from God, And because of His excellency I am not able.
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
22then may my arm fall from my shoulder and be torn from its socket. 23For calamity from God terrifies me, and His splendor I cannot overpower. 24If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security,…
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:15
The governors before me had heavily burdened the people, taking from them bread and wine plus forty shekels of silver. Their servants also oppressed the people, but I did not do this because of my fear of God.

Job 13:11
Would His majesty not terrify you? Would the dread of Him not fall upon you?

Job 30:15
Terrors are turned loose against me; they drive away my dignity as by the wind, and my prosperity has passed like a cloud.

Job 31:3
Does not disaster come to the unjust and calamity to workers of iniquity?

Psalm 88:15
From my youth I was afflicted and near death. I suffer Your terrors; I am in despair.

Treasury of Scripture

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

destruction

Job 20:23
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

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

Genesis 39:9
There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

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Job 13:11
Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?

Job 40:9
Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

Job 42:5,6
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee…







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

calamity
אֵ֣יד (’êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 343: Oppression, misfortune, ruin

from God
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

terrifies
פַ֣חַד (p̄a·ḥaḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6343: A, alarm

me,
אֵ֭לַי (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

and His splendor
וּ֝מִשְּׂאֵת֗וֹ (ū·miś·śə·’ê·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7613: An elevation, leprous scab, elation, cheerfulness, exaltation in rank, character

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

overpower.
אוּכָֽל׃ (’ū·ḵāl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power
(23) I could not endure.--Rather, I was unable to act thus.

Verse 23. - For destruction from God was a terror to me. I could not, i.e., have acted in the way charged against me by Eliphaz, since I was always God-fearing, and should have been deterred, if by nothing else, at any rate by dread of the Divine vengeance. And by reason of his highness I could not endure. God's majesty and excellency are such that I could not have had the face to resist them. If! had begun such a course of life as Eliphaz laid to my charge (Job 22:5-9), I could not have persisted in it. 31:16-23 Job's conscience gave testimony concerning his just and charitable behaviour toward the poor. He is most large upon this head, because in this matter he was particularly accused. He was tender of all, and hurtful to none. Notice the principles by which Job was restrained from being uncharitable and unmerciful. He stood in awe of the Lord, as certainly against him, if he should wrong the poor. Regard to worldly interests may restrain a man from actual crimes; but the grace of God alone can make him hate, dread, and shun sinful thoughts and desires.
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