Job 13:16

Hebrew Bible

12 Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay. 13 “Refrain from talking with me so that I may speak; then let come to me what may. 14 Why do I put myself in peril, and take my life in my hands? 15 Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face. 16 Moreover, this will become my deliverance, for no godless person would come before him. 17 Listen carefully to my words; let your ears be attentive to my explanation. 18 See now, I have prepared my case; I know that I am right. 19 Who will contend with me? If anyone can, I will be silent and die. Source

Date: 5th Century B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Philippians 1:19

New Testament

15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill. 16 The latter do so from love because they know that I am placed here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, because they think they can cause trouble for me in my imprisonment. 18 What is the result? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being proclaimed, and in this I rejoice.Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19 for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. 20 My confident hope is that I will in no way be ashamed but that with complete boldness, even now as always, Christ will be exalted in my body, whether I live or die. Source

Date: 56-63 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Hays, Richard B. Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul (pp. 21-24) Yale University Press, 1989

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Hays, Richard B. Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul (pp. 21-24) Yale University Press, 1989

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