Job 22:25
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New International Version
then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.

New Living Translation
the Almighty himself will be your treasure. He will be your precious silver!

English Standard Version
then the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver.

New American Standard Bible
Then the Almighty will be your gold And choice silver to you.

King James Bible
Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the Almighty will be your gold and your finest silver.

International Standard Version
and then the Almighty will be your gold and your refined silver.

NET Bible
then the Almighty himself will be your gold, and the choicest silver for you.

New Heart English Bible
Shaddai will be your treasure, and precious silver to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then the Almighty will become your gold and your large supply of silver.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Almighty be thy treasure, And precious silver unto thee;

New American Standard 1977
Then the Almighty will be your gold
            And choice silver to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, the Almighty shall be your defense, and you shall have plenty of silver.

American King James Version
Yes, the Almighty shall be your defense, and you shall have plenty of silver.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Almighty shall be against thy enemies, and silver shall be heaped together for thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the Almighty will be thy precious ore, and silver heaped up unto thee;

English Revised Version
And the Almighty shall be thy treasure, and precious silver unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defense and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

World English Bible
The Almighty will be your treasure, and precious silver to you.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Mighty hath been thy defence, And silver is strength to thee.
(25) The Almighty shall be thy defence.--Rather, And the Almighty shall be thy treasure, and precious silver unto thee. The word thus qualifying silver occurs only three other times in the Bible: Psalm 95:4, "The strength of the hills"; Numbers 22:23-24, "the strength of a unicorn." Its original idea is probably brightness or splendour.

Verse 25. - Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defense; rather, thy treasure. The word is the same as that used in the first clause of ver. 24, It properly signifies "ore." The general meaning of the passage seems to be, "However rich thou mayest be in the precious metals, thy true treasure - that which thou wilt value most - will be the Almighty himself." And thou shalt have plenty of silver; or, and he shall be previous silver unto thee (see the Revised Version). Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence,.... In temporal things, secure the plenty of gold and silver possessed of; surround and protect by his providence, that there shall be no danger of the Sabeans and Chaldeans, or others, breaking in and stealing it away; and, in spirituals, preserve from all enemies, sin, Satan, and the world; be a wall of fire about him, his fortress, his tower, and place of defence; or keep him as in a garrison, through faith unto salvation; or, as others render the words, "and let the Almighty be", or "he shall be thy gold", or "golds" (o); all thy gold, the same word being used as in Job 22:24; treat earthly riches, gold and silver, with contempt, and reckon God to be thy truest riches: esteem him as gold, and more precious than that, and put thy confidence in him; his grace is compared to gold, for its lustre, value, and duration, and is more precious than gold that perisheth, Revelation 3:18; the righteousness of Christ is, for its excellency, called the gold of Ophir, and clothing of wrought gold, Psalm 45:9; and he himself is much more precious than the gold of Ophir, and the gain that comes by him than fine gold, Sol 5:11; the doctrines of the grace of God are comparable to gold, silver, and precious stones; yea, to be preferred unto them, 1 Corinthians 3:12. God is instead of all riches to his people; and they that have an interest in him share in the riches of grace, and are entitled to the riches of glory; all are theirs:

and thou shall have plenty of silver; or God shall be, or "let him be to thee silver of strength" (p); or instead of silver, which is the strength of men, in which they confide for business or war; but God is to his people infinitely more than what silver or gold can be to them.

(o) "lectissimum aurum tuum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Vatablus, Schmidt, Schultens; so R. Sol. Urbin. Ohel Moed, fol. 23. 2.((p) "et argentum fortitudinum tibi", Montanus, Cocceius, Schmidt. 25. Apodosis.

Yea—rather, Then shall the Almighty be, etc.

defence—rather, as the same Hebrew means in Job 22:24 (see on [516]Job 22:24)—Thy precious metals; God will be to thee in the place of riches.

plenty of silver—rather, "And shall be to thee in the place of laboriously-obtained treasures of silver" [Gesenius]. Elegantly implying, it is less labor to find God than the hidden metals; at least to the humble seeker (Job 28:12-28). But [Maurer] "the shining silver."22:21-30 The answer of Eliphaz wrongly implied that Job had hitherto not known God, and that prosperity in this life would follow his sincere conversion. The counsel Eliphaz here gives is good, though, as to Job, it was built upon a false supposition that he was a stranger and enemy to God. Let us beware of slandering our brethren; and if it be our lot to suffer in this manner, let us remember how Job was treated; yea, how Jesus was reviled, that we may be patient. Let us examine whether there may not be some colour for the slander, and walk watchfully, so as to be clear of all appearances of evil.
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