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Job 13

 

 


Introduction
1Job reproves his friends for partiality.
14He professes his confidence in God; and entreats to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.

Verse 1
Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.
Lo
5:9-16; 12:9-25; 42:3-6
ear
4:12; 5:27; 8:8-10; 15:17,18; Psalms 78:3,4; 1 John 1:3

Verse 2
What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.
12:3; 15:8,9; 34:35; 35:16; 37:2; 40:4,5; 42:7; 1 Corinthians 8:1,2; 2 Corinthians 11:4,5,16-18; 12:11

Verse 3
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
Surely
22; 9:34,35; 11:5; 23:3-7; 31:35
I desire
9:3,14,15; Isaiah 1:18-20; 41:21; Jeremiah 12:1,2; *marg:; Micah 6:2

Verse 4
But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
ye are forgers
4:7-11; 5:1-5; 8:3,4; 18:5-21; 21:27-34; 22:6-30; Exodus 20:16; Psalms 119:69
physicians
6:21; 16:2; Jeremiah 6:14; 8:22; 30:13; 46:11; Ezekiel 34:4; Hosea 5:13; Mark 2:17; Mark 5:26

Verse 5
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Oh that ye
13; 11:3; 16:3; 18:2; 19:2; 21:2,3; 32:1
and it
Proverbs 17:28; Ecclesiastes 5:3; Amos 5:13; James 1:19

Verse 6
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
21:2,3; 33:1-3; 34:2; Judges 9:7; Proverbs 8:6,7

Verse 7
Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
4:7; 11:2-4; 17:5; 32:21,22; 36:4; John 16:2; Romans 3:5-8; 2 Corinthians 4:2

Verse 8
Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?
32:21; 34:19; Exodus 23:2,3; Proverbs 24:23; Malachi 2:9; *marg:

Verse 9
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
search
34:36; Psalms 44:21; 139:23; Jeremiah 17:10
as one
17:2; Isaiah 28:22; Galatians 6:7,8

Verse 10
He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.
reprove
42:7,8; Psalms 50:21,22; 82:2; James 2:9

Verse 11
Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?
Shall
Psalms 119:120; Jeremiah 5:22; 10:10; Matthew 10:28; Revelation 15:3,4
his dread
21; Exodus 15:16; Isaiah 8:13

Verse 12
Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
remembrances
18:17; Exodus 17:14; Psalms 34:16; 102:12; 109:15; Proverbs 10:7; Isaiah 26:14
ashes
Genesis 18:27
to bodies
4:19; Genesis 2:7; 2 Corinthians 5:1

Verse 13
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.
Hold your peace
Heb. Be silent from me. let me.
5; 7:11; 10:1; 21:3
and let come
6:9,10; 7:15,16

Verse 14
Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
I take
18:4; Ecclesiastes 4:5; Isaiah 9:20; 49:26
and put
Judges 12:3; 1 Samuel 19:5; 28:21; Psalms 119:109

Verse 15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
he slay me
18; 19:25-28; 23:10; Psalms 23:4; Proverbs 14:32; Romans 8:38,39
but I will
10:7; 16:17,21; 23:4-7; 27:5; 31:31-37; 40:2,4,5,8; 1 John 3:20
maintain
Heb. prove, or argue.

Verse 16
He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.
my salvation
Exodus 15:2; Psalms 27:1; 62:6,7; 118:14,21; Isaiah 12:2; Jeremiah 3:23; Acts 13:47
for an hypocrite
8:13; 27:8-10; 36:13; Isaiah 33:14

Verse 17
Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
6; 33:1

Verse 18
Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.
I have ordered
16:21; 23:4; 40:7
I know
9:2,3,20; 40:7,8; Isaiah 43:26; Romans 8:33,34; 2 Corinthians 1:12

Verse 19
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
that will plead
19:5; 33:5-7,32; Isaiah 50:7,8; Romans 8:33
if I hold
13; 7:11; Jeremiah 20:9

Verse 20
Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.
do not two
9:34,35
hide myself
Genesis 3:8-10; Psalms 139:12; Revelation 6:15,16

Verse 21
Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.
Withdraw
10:20; 22:15-17
let not
11; 33:7; Psalms 119:120

Verse 22
Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.
9:32; 38:3; 40:4,5; 42:3-6

Verse 23
How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.
many
22:5; Psalms 44:20,21
make me
36:8,9; Psalms 139:23

Verse 24
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?
hidest thou
10:2; 29:2,3; Deuteronomy 32:20; Psalms 10:1; 13:1; 44:24; 77:6-9; 88:14; Isaiah 8:17
holdest me
16:9; 19:11; 30:21; 31:35; 33:10; 1 Samuel 28:16; Lamentations 2:5; 2 Thessalonians 3:15

Verse 25
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
break
14:3; 1 Samuel 24:14; Isaiah 17:13; Matthew 12:20

Verse 26
For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
writest
3:20; Ruth 1:20; Psalms 88:3-18
makest
20:11; Psalms 25:7; Proverbs 5:11-13; Jeremiah 31:19; John 5:5,14

Verse 27
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.
puttest
33:11; 2 Chronicles 16:10-12; Proverbs 7:22; Acts 16:24
and lookest
Heb. and observest.
10:6; 14:16; 16:9
settest
2:7
heels
Heb. roots.

Verse 28
And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.
And he
30:17-19,29,30; Numbers 12:12
as a garment
4:19; Psalms 39:11; Hosea 5:12

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 13:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-13.html.

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