18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.

Other Translations of Job 13:18

New International Version

18 Now that I have prepared my case, I know I will be vindicated.

English Standard Version

18 Behold, I have prepared my case; I know that I shall be in the right.

The Message

18 Now that I've laid out my defense, I'm sure that I'll be acquitted.

New King James Version

18 See now, I have prepared my case, I know that I shall be vindicated.

New Living Translation

18 I have prepared my case; I will be proved innocent.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:18

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.