Job 23:15

15 That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him.

Read Job 23:15 Using Other Translations

Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
Therefore I am terrified at his presence; when I consider, I am in dread of him.
No wonder I am so terrified in his presence. When I think of it, terror grips me.

What does Job 23:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 23:15

Therefore am I troubled at his presence
Not at his gracious presence, which he wanted, and every good man desires; but at his appearance as an enemy, as he apprehended him, laying and continuing his afflictive hand upon him, and indeed at his appearance as a Judge to try his cause; for though he had most earnestly desired it, yet when he thought of the sovereignty of God, and the immutability of his counsels, and of his perfect knowledge of all things; and he not knowing what he had with him, and to bring out against him, when he came to the point, might be troubled and shrink back, see ( Psalms 77:3 ) ;

when I consider, I am afraid of him:
when he considered his terrible majesty, his sovereign will, his unalterable purposes, his infinite wisdom, and almighty power, his strict justice, and spotless purity; he was afraid to appear before him, or afraid that since many such things were with him he had already experienced, there were more to be brought forth, which might be greater and heavier still.

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