15 Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely[1] defend my ways to his face.

Other Translations of Job 13:15

King James Version

15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain maintain: Heb. prove, or, argue mine own ways before him.

English Standard Version

15 Though he slay me, I will hope in him;Or Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope yet I will argue my ways to his face.

The Message

15 Because even if he killed me, I'd keep on hoping. I'd defend my innocence to the very end.

New King James Version

15 Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.

New Living Translation

15 God might kill me, but I have no other hope. I am going to argue my case with him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:15

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.