Job 10:13

13 “But this is what you concealed in your heart, and I know that this was in your mind:

Job 10:13 in Other Translations

13 And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is with thee.
13 Yet these things you hid in your heart; I know that this was your purpose.
13 “‘Yet your real motive— your true intent—
13 "But you never told me about this part. I should have known that there was more to it -
13 Yet You concealed these [thoughts] in Your heart; I know that this was Your hidden plan:

Job 10:13 Meaning and Commentary

Job 10:13

And these [things] thou hast hid in thine heart
Meaning, either the mercies and favours he had indulged him with; these he seemed to conceal and suppress the memory of, as if they had never been, by a different conduct and behaviour; or rather, these he had laid up in his mind and memory, and had full knowledge and remembrance of; though he dealt with him in the manner he did, he could not forget his former favours to him, which, when compared with his present dealings, were very unlike: or, it may be best to understand these things of his afflictions and troubles, which, notwithstanding his being the work of his hand so curiously formed, and notwithstanding all his temporal and spiritual mercies, he had in his heart purposed, and decreed in his mind, and laid up in his treasures, in order to be brought forth in due time, and to exercise him with; these were the things he had appointed for him, and many such things were with him, as it follows:

I know that this [is] with thee;
either that he was not ignorant and forgetful of what he had done in a kind way; or rather, that he had this in his mind, and it was an eternal purpose of his to afflict him in the manner he had done: some connect these words with ( Job 10:14 ) , as if the sense was, these are what thou hast hid in thine heart, and this is what I know is with thee, "if I sin" F19.


F19 So Coceeius, Schmidt.

Job 10:13 In-Context

11 clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews?
12 You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.
13 “But this is what you concealed in your heart, and I know that this was in your mind:
14 If I sinned, you would be watching me and would not let my offense go unpunished.
15 If I am guilty—woe to me! Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head, for I am full of shame and drowned in my affliction.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Job 23:13; Psalms 115:3
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