11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

Other Translations of Job 23:11

New International Version

11 My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.

English Standard Version

11 My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside.

The Message

11 I've followed him closely, my feet in his footprints, not once swerving from his way.

New King James Version

11 My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside.

New Living Translation

11 For I have stayed on God's paths; I have followed his ways and not turned aside.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 23:11

Commentary on Job 23:8-12

(Read Job 23:8-12)

Job knew that the Lord was every where present; but his mind was in such confusion, that he could get no fixed view of God's merciful presence, so as to find comfort by spreading his case before him. His views were all gloomy. God seemed to stand at a distance, and frown upon him. Yet Job expressed his assurance that he should be brought forth, tried, and approved, for he had obeyed the precepts of God. He had relished and delighted in the truths and commandments of God. Here we should notice that Job justified himself rather than God, or in opposition to him, 2. Job might feel that he was clear from the charges of his friends, but boldly to assert that, though visited by the hand of God, it was not a chastisement of sin, was his error. And he is guilty of a second, when he denies that there are dealings of Providence with men in this present life, wherein the injured find redress, and the evil are visited for their sins.