Job 13 – Though God Slay Me Yet I’ll Trust Him!

This is the second chapter in Job’s response to his three friends, in which he does scold them a bit and even calls them ‘forgers of lies’ and told them, “You are all worthless physicians” (v.4). What Job wanted was an audience with the Almighty (v.3), and for his friends to listen in on his case (vv.6, 13-19). He also scolded his friends for the way they had wrongly spoken on God’s behalf (vv.7-12) and wonders how come they seem to have no fear of God.

Then Job talks about taking this big risk of going before God with His case, knowing that He could die. He said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” (v.15), but was very confident of the outcome, since he went on to say, “See now, I have prepared my case, I know that I shall be vindicated” (v.18).

In the final verses (vv.20-28) we have Job’s prayer in which he asks two things, although its hard to know exactly what he has asked. One thing is that God would not remove His hand from off Job’s life, and the other seems to be a request that God would reveal exactly what sins Job is supposed to have committed.

In conclusion we see Job talking about human frailty, which will continue into the next chapter!


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