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Job 13:16

    Job 13:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And that will be my salvation, for an evil-doer would not come before him,

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    This also shall be my salvation; for a godless man shall not come before him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 13:16

    He also shall be my salvation - He will save me, because I trust in him.

    A hypocrite - A wicked man shall never be able to stand before him. I am conscious of this, and were I, as you suppose, a secret sinner, I should not dare to make this appeal.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 13:16

    He also shalt be my salvation - See the notes at Isaiah 12:2. Literally, "He is unto me for salvation," that is, "I put my trust in him, and he will save me. The opportunity of appearing before God, and of maintaining my cause in his presence, will result in my deliverance from the charges which are alleged against me. I shall be able there to show that I am not a hypocrite, and God will become my defender."

    For an hypocrite shall not come before him - This seems to be a proverb, or a statement of a general and indisputable principle. Job admitted this to be true. Yet he expected to be able to vindicate himself before God, and this gould prove that he was not an hypocrite - on the general principle that a man who was permitted to stand before God and to obtain his favor, could not be an unrighteous man. To God he looked with confidence; and God, he had no doubt, would be his defender. This fact would prove that he could not be an hypocrite, as his friends maintained.
    Book: Job