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Job 31:14

    Job 31:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    What then shall I do when God rises up? and when he visits, what shall I answer him?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    What then shall I do when God riseth up? And when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    What then will I do when God comes as my judge? and what answer may I give to his questions?

    Webster's Revision

    What then shall I do when God riseth up? And when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

    World English Bible

    What then shall I do when God rises up? When he visits, what shall I answer him?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

    Barnes' Notes on Job 31:14

    What then shall I do when God riseth up? - That is, when he rises up to pronounce sentence upon people, or to execute impartial justice. Job admits that if he had done injustice to a servant, he would have reason to dread the divine indignation, and that he could have no excuse. "I tremble," said President Jefferson, speaking of slavery in the United States "when I remember that God is just!" Notes on Virginia.

    And when he visiteth - When he comes to inspect human conduct. Umbreit renders it "when he punishes." The word visit is often used in this sense in the Scriptures.
    Book: Job