13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

Other Translations of Job 13:13

New International Version

13 "Keep silent and let me speak; then let come to me what may.

English Standard Version

13 "Let me have silence, and I will speak, and let come on me what may.

The Message

13 "So hold your tongue while I have my say, then I'll take whatever I have coming to me.

New King James Version

13 "Hold your peace with me, and let me speak, Then let come on me what may!

New Living Translation

13 "Be silent now and leave me alone. Let me speak, and I will face the consequences.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:13

Commentary on Job 13:13-22

(Read Job 13:13-22)

Job resolved to cleave to the testimony his own conscience gave of his uprightness. He depended upon God for justification and salvation, the two great things we hope for through Christ. Temporal salvation he little expected, but of his eternal salvation he was very confident; that God would not only be his Saviour to make him happy, but his salvation, in the sight and enjoyment of whom he should be happy. He knew himself not to be a hypocrite, and concluded that he should not be rejected. We should be well pleased with God as a Friend, even when he seems against us as an enemy. We must believe that all shall work for good to us, even when all seems to make against us. We must cleave to God, yea, though we cannot for the present find comfort in him. In a dying hour, we must derive from him living comforts; and this is to trust in him, though he slay us.