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Job 13:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope: Nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Though he shall slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, if he slay me, yet would I trust in him; but I will defend mine own ways before him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! he may slay me, [yet], for him, will I wait,—Nevertheless, my ways—unto his face, will I show to be right:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, He doth slay me—I wait not! Only, my ways unto His face I argue.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Although he should kill me, I will trust in him: but yet I will reprove my ways in his sight.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Though hee slay mee, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintaine mine owne wayes before him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Though the Mighty One should lay hand upon me, forasmuch as he has begun, verily I will speak, and plead before him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Though 2005
{2005} Prime
הֵן
hen
{hane}
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
he slay 6991
{6991} Prime
קָטַל
qatal
{kaw-tal'}
A primitive root; properly to cut off, that is, (figuratively) put to death.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
me, yet will I trust 3176
{3176} Prime
יָחַל
yachal
{yaw-chal'}
A primitive root; to wait; by implication to be patient, hope.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
in him: but x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
I will maintain 3198
{3198} Prime
יכח
yakach
{yaw-kahh'}
A primitive root; to be right (that is, correct); reciprocally to argue; causatively to decide, justify or convict.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
mine own ways 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 13:15

_ _ in him — So the margin or keri, reads. But the textual reading or chetib is “not,” which agrees best with the context, and other passages wherein he says he has no hope (Job 6:11; Job 7:21; Job 10:20; Job 19:10). “Though He slay me, and I dare no more hope, yet I will maintain,” etc., that is, “I desire to vindicate myself before Him,” as not a hypocrite [Umbreit and Noyes].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 13:13-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he slay me:

Job 13:18 Behold now, I have ordered [my] cause; I know that I shall be justified.
Job 19:25-28 For I know [that] my redeemer liveth, and [that] he shall stand at the latter [day] upon the earth: ... But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?
Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: [when] he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Psalms 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, ... Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

but I will:

Job 10:7 Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and [there is] none that can deliver out of thine hand.
Job 16:17 Not for [any] injustice in mine hands: also my prayer [is] pure.
Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man [pleadeth] for his neighbour!
Job 23:4-7 I would order [my] cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. ... There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Job 31:31-37 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied. ... I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct [him]? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
Job 40:4-5 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. ... Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

maintain:
Heb. prove, or argue
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Jb 10:7; 13:18; 16:17, 21; 19:25; 23:4, 10; 27:5; 31:31; 40:2, 4, 8. Ps 23:4. Pv 14:32. Ro 8:38. 1Jn 3:20.

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