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Job 23:15

    Job 23:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore am I terrified at his presence; When I consider, I am afraid of him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause I am in fear before him, my thoughts of him overcome me.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore am I terrified at his presence; When I consider, I am afraid of him.

    World English Bible

    Therefore I am terrified at his presence. When I consider, I am afraid of him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore am I troubled at his presence; when I consider, I am afraid of him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 23:15

    Therefore am I troubled - I do not as yet see an end to my afflictions: he has not exhausted his means of trial; therefore, when I consider this, I am afraid of him.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 23:15

    Therefore am I troubled at his presence - The doctrine of divine purposes and decrees "is fitted to impress the mind with awe." So vast are the plans of God; so uncertain to us is it what will be developed next; so impossible is it to resist God when he comes forth to execute his plans, that they fill the mind with reverence and fear. And this is one of the objects for which the doctrine is revealed. It is designed to rebuke the soul that is filled with flippancy and self-conceit; to impress the hcart with adoring views of God, and to secure a proper reverence for his government. Not knowing what may be the next development of his plan, the mind should be in a state of holy fear - yet ready to submit and bow in whatever aspect his purposes may be made known. A Being, who has an eternal plan, and who is able to accomplish all that he purposes, and who makes known none of his dealings beforehand, should be an object of veneration and fear. It will not be the same "kind of dreadful fear" which we would have of one who had almighty power, but who had "no plan" of any kind, but profound veneration for one who is infinitely wise as well as almighty. The fear of an Almighty Being, who has an eternal plan, which we cannot doubt is wise, though it is inscrutable to us, is a fear mingled with confidence; it is awe leading to the profoundest veneration. His eternal counsels may take away "our" comforts, but they are right; his coming forth may fill us with awe, but we shall venerate and love him.

    When I consider - When I endeavor to understand his dealings; or when I think closely on them.

    I am afraid of him - This would be the effect on any mind. A man that will sit down alone and "think" of God, and on his vast plans, will see that there is abundant occasion to be in awe before him.
    Book: Job