14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

Other Translations of Job 13:14

New International Version

14 Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my hands?

English Standard Version

14 Why should I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in my hand?

The Message

14 Why do I go out on a limb like this and take my life in my hands?

New King James Version

14 Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hands?

New Living Translation

14 Why should I put myself in mortal danger and take my life in my own hands?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:14

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.