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14 I will carry my flesh between my teeth,
    and take my life in my hand.[a]
15 Slay me though he might,(A) I will wait for him;[b]
    I will defend my conduct before him.
16 This shall be my salvation:
    no impious man can come into his presence.

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  1. 13:14 The second half of the verse is a common biblical expression for risking one’s life; cf. Jgs 12:3; 1 Sm 19:5; 28:21; Ps 119:109; the first half of the verse must have a similar meaning. Job is so confident of his innocence that he is willing to risk his life by going to judgment with God.
  2. 13:15 Many translations adopt the Ketib reading, “I have no hope.”

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