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

Other Translations of Job 13:16

New International Version

16 Indeed, this will turn out for my deliverance, for no godless person would dare come before him!

English Standard Version

16 This will be my salvation, that the godless shall not come before him.

The Message

16 Just wait, this is going to work out for the best - my salvation! If I were guilt-stricken do you think I'd be doing this - laying myself on the line before God?

New King James Version

16 He also shall be my salvation, For a hypocrite could not come before Him.

New Living Translation

16 But this is what will save me-I am not godless. If I were, I could not stand before him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:16

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.