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Job 22:22

    Job 22:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be pleased to take teaching from his mouth, and let his words be stored up in your heart.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    Please receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 22:22

    Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth - Some, who wish to place Job before the law given by Moses, say that this means the Noahic precepts; others, that the law of nature is intended! Stuff and vanity! The allusion is plainly to the law given by God to the children of Israel, called here by way of emphasis, תורה torah, the Law, which contained אמריו amaraiv, his Words, the words or sayings of God himself; consequently, it is not the Noahic precepts, nor the law of nature, neither of which were ever written or registered as the words of God's mouth.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 22:22

    Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth - Listen to his commands, and obey his precepts.

    And lay up his words in thine heart - Embrace his truth, and do not forget it. Let it abide with you, and let it influence your secret feelings and the purposes of the soul.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 22:22

    22:22 Receive - Take the rule whereby thou governest thy thoughts, and words, and whole life, not from thy own imaginations or passions, but from God, from his law, which is written in thy own mind, and from the doctrines and instructions of the holy men of God. And do not only hear them with thine ears, but let them sink into thy heart.
    Book: Job