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Job 22:26

    Job 22:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For then you will have delight in the Ruler of all, and your face will be lifted up to God.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 22:26

    For then shalt thou have thy delight - Thou shalt know, from thy temporal prosperity, that God favors thee; and for his bounty thou shalt be grateful. How different is this doctrine from that of St. Paul and St. John! "Being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus." "Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father!" "The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirits that we are the children of God." "We glory in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us." "We love him because he first loved us." Tribulation itself was often a mark of God's favor.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 22:26

    Shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty - Instead of complaining of him as you now do, you would then find calm enjoyment in contemplating his character and his moral government. This is a correct account of the effects of reconciliation. He who becomes truly "acquainted" with God has pleasure in his existence and attributes; in his law and administration. No longer disposed to complain, he confides in him when he is afflicted; flees to him when he is persecuted; seeks him in the day of prosperity; prefers him to all that this world can give, and finds his supremest joys in turning away from all created good to hold communion with the Uncreated One.

    And shalt lift up thy face unto God - An emblem of prosperity, happiness, and conscious innocence. We hang our face down when we are conscious of guilt; we bow the head in adversity. When conscious of uprightness; when blessed with prosperity, and when we have evidence that we are the children of God, we look up toward heaven. This was the natural condition of human beings - made to look upward, while all other animals look grovelling on the earth. So Milton describes the creation of man:

    There wanted yet the master-work, the end

    Of all yet done; a creature, who, not prone

    And brute as other creatures, but endued

    With sanctity of reason, might erect

    His stature, and upright with front serene

    Govern the rest, self-knowing; and from thence

    Magnanimous to correspond with heaven,

    But grateful to acknowledge whence his good

    Directed in devotion, to adore

    And worship God supreme, who made him chief

    Of all his works.

    Paradise Lost, B. vii.

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    Wesley's Notes on Job 22:26

    22:26 Lift up - Look up to him, with chearfulness and confidence.
    Book: Job