Job 22 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 22


Job 22:1

Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Job 22:2

Can a man be profitable unto God? Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.

Job 22:3

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? Or is it gain [to him], that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Job 22:4

Is it for thy fear [of him] that he reproveth thee, That he entereth with thee into judgment?

Job 22:5

Is not thy wickedness great? Neither is there any end to thine iniquities.

Job 22:6

For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, And stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 22:7

Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, And thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

Job 22:8

But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; And the honorable man, he dwelt in it.

Job 22:9

Thou hast sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Job 22:10

Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee,

Job 22:11

Or darkness, so that thou canst not see, And abundance of waters cover thee.

Job 22:12

Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

Job 22:13

And thou sayest, What doth God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

Job 22:14

Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he seeth not; And he walketh on the vault of heaven.

Job 22:15

Wilt thou keep the old way Which wicked men have trodden?

Job 22:16

Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundation was poured out as a stream,

Job 22:17

Who said unto God, Depart from us; And, What can the Almighty do for us?

Job 22:18

Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Job 22:19

The righteous see it, and are glad; And the innocent laugh them to scorn,

Job 22:20

[Saying], Surely they that did rise up against us are cut off, And the remnant of them the fire hath consumed.

Job 22:21

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: Thereby good shall come unto thee.

Job 22:22

Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, And lay up his words in thy heart.

Job 22:23

If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, If thou put away unrighteousness far from thy tents.

Job 22:24

And lay thou [thy] treasure in the dust, And [the gold of] Ophir among the stones of the brooks;

Job 22:25

And the Almighty will be thy treasure, And precious silver unto thee.

Job 22:26

For then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, And shalt lift up thy face unto God.

Job 22:27

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he will hear thee; And thou shalt pay thy vows.

Job 22:28

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; And light shall shine upon thy ways.

Job 22:29

When they cast [thee] down, thou shalt say, [There is] lifting up; And the humble person he will save.

Job 22:30

He will deliver [even] him that is not innocent: Yea, he shall be delivered through the cleanness of thy hands.

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