New Living Translation
That would be better than facing God's judgment. For if the majesty of God opposes me, what hope is there?
King James Bible
For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
Darby Bible Translation
For calamity from �God was a terror to me, and by reason of his excellency I was powerless.
World English Bible
For calamity from God is a terror to me. Because his majesty, I can do nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
For a dread unto me is calamity from God, And because of His excellency I am not able.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:23 For - I stood in awe of God and of his judgments. I could not - I knew myself unable either to oppose his power, or to bear his wrath. Even good men have need to restrain themselves from sin, with the fear of Destruction from God. Even when salvation from God is a comfort to us, yet destruction from God should be a terror to us. Adam in innocency was awed by a threatning.
LibraryWhether one Can, Without a Mortal Sin, Deny the Truth which Would Lead to One's Condemnation?
Objection 1: It would seem one can, without a mortal sin, deny the truth which would lead to one's condemnation. For Chrysostom says (Hom. xxxi super Ep. ad Heb.): "I do not say that you should lay bare your guilt publicly, nor accuse yourself before others." Now if the accused were to confess the truth in court, he would lay bare his guilt and be his own accuser. Therefore he is not bound to tell the truth: and so he does not sin mortally if he tell a lie in court. Objection 2: Further, just as …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
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Trials of the Christian
The former governors, in contrast, had laid heavy burdens on the people, demanding a daily ration of food and wine, besides forty pieces of silver. Even their assistants took advantage of the people. But because I feared God, I did not act that way.
Doesn't his majesty terrify you? Doesn't your fear of him overwhelm you?
I live in terror now. My honor has blown away in the wind, and my prosperity has vanished like a cloud.
Isn't it calamity for the wicked and misfortune for those who do evil?
I have been sick and close to death since my youth. I stand helpless and desperate before your terrors.
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