Job Chapter 13 verse 15 Holy Bible
Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope: Nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him.
read chapter 13 in ASV
Truly, he will put an end to me; I have no hope; but I will not give way in argument before him;
read chapter 13 in BBE
Behold, if he slay me, yet would I trust in him; but I will defend mine own ways before him.
read chapter 13 in DARBY
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
read chapter 13 in KJV
Though he shall slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.
read chapter 13 in WBT
Behold, he will kill me; I have no hope. Nevertheless, I will maintain my ways before him.
read chapter 13 in WEB
Lo, He doth slay me -- I wait not! Only, my ways unto His face I argue.
read chapter 13 in YLT
Job 13 : 15 Bible Verse Songs
Pulpit CommentaryVerse 15. - Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him; rather, yet will I wait for him. The passage is one of the few in this book where there are two readings - לו איחל and לאֹ איחל. Those who prefer the latter commonly render it, "I have no hope;" but it is pointed out by Canon Cook that there are reasons for regarding לֹא as an archaic form for לו, which sometimes takes its place. If this be not allowed the reading לו will have to be preferred, on the double authority of the versions and of the context. Job cannot possibly have said, in one verse, "I have no hope," and in the next, "He (God) shall be my Salvation." But I will maintain mine own ways before him; i.e. "I will maintain that they are right and good ways, not open to the imputations that my 'friends' have cast upon them" (Job 4:7, 8; Job 8:6, 20; Job 11:11, 14, 20).
Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers(15) Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.--This rendering is almost proverbial; but, to say the least, its accuracy is very doubtful, for the better reading does not warrant it, but runs thus: Behold He will slay me. I have no hope; yet will I maintain my ways before Him. It is true we thus lose a very beautiful and familiar resolve; but the expression of living trust is not less vivid. For though there is, as there can be, no gleam of hope for victory in this conflict, yet, notwithstanding, Job will not forego his conviction of integrity; for the voice of conscience is the voice of God, and if he knows himself to be innocent, he would belie and dishonour God as well as himself in renouncing his innocence.