Job 11:15

15 then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear.

Job 11:15 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
English Standard Version (ESV)
15 Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be secure and will not fear.
New Living Translation (NLT)
15 Then your face will brighten with innocence. You will be strong and free of fear.
The Message Bible (MSG)
15 You'll be able to face the world unashamed and keep a firm grip on life, guiltless and fearless.
American Standard Version (ASV)
15 Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; Yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
15 Then you will be able to show your face without being ashamed, and you will be secure and unafraid.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
15 then you will hold your head high, free from fault. You will be firmly established and unafraid.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
15 Then you can face others without feeling any shame. You can stand firm without being afraid.

Job 11:15 Meaning and Commentary

Job 11:15

For then shall thou lift up thy face without spot
Either before men, being in all good conscience, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless, exercising a conscience void of offence towards God and men; and so be able to say as Samuel did, "whose ass have I taken?" &c. ( 1 Samuel 12:3 ) ; or rather before God, as in ( Job 21:26 ) ; using an holy boldness and an humble confidence with him at the throne of grace, in the view of the blood, righteousness, and sacrifice of his living Redeemer he had knowledge of, as every true believer may; who, though he is not without spot in himself, yet, being washed in the blood of Christ, and clothed in his righteousness, he is all fair, and without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; and may stand before the throne without fault, and appear before God, and in his sight, unblamable and irreprovable:

yea, thou shalt be steadfast:
firm and solid, rooted and grounded in the love of God; having a firm persuasion of interest in it, and that nothing shall separate from it; being built on the foundation of Christ, and established in the exercise of faith on him; the affections being steady towards him, and fixedly set on divine and heavenly things; continuing steadfast in the doctrines of grace, and not carried about with strange doctrines, or every wind of doctrine; as well as constant and immovable in the work of the Lord, always employed in his service, and doing his will, from which nothing can move; not reproach, affliction, and persecution; and to be thus steady and fixed is a great privilege:

and shalt not fear;
evil tidings of evil times; of wars and rumours of wars, famine, pestilence, earthquakes, and other judgments; of changes and revolutions in kingdoms and states, or of what is coming upon the world, according to promise and prophecy, the heart being fixed and well established, trusting in the Lord; nor be afraid of evil men or devils, or any enemies whatever, nor of death, the king of terrors, that being one of the believer's blessings, and a friend of his; nor of hell and damnation, or the second death, or wrath to come; from all which the saints are secure.

Job 11:15 In-Context

13 “Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him,
14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
15 then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear.
16 You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.
17 Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Job 22:26; 1 John 3:21
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 2:9; Psalms 20:8; Psalms 37:23; Psalms 40:2; Psalms 119:5; Ephesians 6:14
  • 3. S Genesis 4:7; S Psalms 3:6
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