Job 13 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 13


Job 13:1

Lo, mine eye hath seen all [this], Mine ear hath heard and understood it.

Job 13:2

What ye know, [the same] do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.

Job 13:3

Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God.

Job 13:4

But ye are forgers of lies; Ye are all physicians of no value.

Job 13:5

Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! And it would be your wisdom.

Job 13:6

Hear now my reasoning, And hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 13:7

Will ye speak unrighteously for God, And talk deceitfully for him?

Job 13:8

Will ye show partiality to him? Will ye contend for God?

Job 13:9

Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceiveth a man, will ye deceive him?

Job 13:10

He will surely reprove you, If ye do secretly show partiality.

Job 13:11

Shall not his majesty make you afraid, And his dread fall upon you?

Job 13:12

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defences are defences of clay.

Job 13:13

Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak; And let come on me what will.

Job 13:14

Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hand?

Job 13:15

Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope: Nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him.

Job 13:16

This also shall be my salvation, That a godless man shall not come before him.

Job 13:17

Hear diligently my speech, And let my declaration be in your ears.

Job 13:18

Behold now, I have set my cause in order; I know that I am righteous.

Job 13:19

Who is he that will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the ghost.

Job 13:20

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

Job 13:21

Withdraw thy hand far from me; And let not thy terror make me afraid.

Job 13:22

Then call thou, and I will answer; Or let me speak, and answer thou me.

Job 13:23

How many are mine iniquities and sins? Make me to know my transgression and my sin.

Job 13:24

Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And holdest me for thine enemy?

Job 13:25

Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Job 13:26

For thou writest bitter things against me, And makest me to inherit the iniquities of my youth:

Job 13:27

Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, And markest all my paths; Thou settest a bound to the soles of my feet:

Job 13:28

Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

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