Job 13:16

Hebrew Bible

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.

Philippians 1:19

New Testament

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.

 Notes and References

"Unless one refers specifically to the LXX text, it is easy to miss the OT allusion in Paul’s statement, “What has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance” (NIV, NRSV). The Greek here is touto moi apobēsetai eis sōtērian (“this will lead to salvation for me”), which reproduces Job 13:16 LXX verbatim ... "

Silva, Moisés "Philippians" in Beale, G. K., and D. A. Carson, editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (p. 1915) Baker Academic, 2007


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


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