Job 22:27
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New International Version
You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.

New Living Translation
You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows to him.

English Standard Version
You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you, and you will pay your vows.

New American Standard Bible
"You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.

King James Bible
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will pray to Him, and He will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.

International Standard Version
You'll entreat him and he'll listen to you as you fulfill your vows.

NET Bible
You will pray to him and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows to him.

New Heart English Bible
You shall make your prayer to him, and he will hear you. You shall pay your vows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will pray to him, and he will listen to you, and you will keep your vow to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He will hear thee, And thou shalt pay thy vows;

New American Standard 1977
“You will pray to Him, and He will hear you;
            And you will pay your vows.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall make your prayer unto him, and he shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.

American King James Version
You shall make your prayer to him, and he shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt pray to him, and he will hear thee, and thou shalt pay vows.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he will hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows;

English Revised Version
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee; and thou shalt pay thy vows.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt make thy prayer to him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

World English Bible
You shall make your prayer to him, and he will hear you. You shall pay your vows.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost make supplication unto Him, And He doth hear thee, And thy vows thou completest.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job
26"For then you will delight in the Almighty And lift up your face to God. 27"You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows. 28"You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:21
"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the LORD your God will surely require it of you.

Job 8:6
If you are pure and upright, Surely now He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous estate.

Job 11:13
"If you would direct your heart right And spread out your hand to Him,

Job 27:10
"Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?

Job 33:26
Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, That he may see His face with joy, And He may restore His righteousness to man.

Job 34:28
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--

Psalm 61:5
For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.

Isaiah 58:9
"Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,

Jonah 2:9
But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay. Salvation is from the LORD."
Treasury of Scripture

You shall make your prayer to him, and he shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.

make thy

Psalm 50:14,15 Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High…

Psalm 66:17,18-20 I cried to him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue…

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in …

Psalm 116:1 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

Isaiah 58:9 Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and …

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

pay thy

Psalm 56:12 Your vows are on me, O God: I will render praises to you.

Psalm 66:13,14 I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows…

Psalm 116:14 I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

Ecclesiastes 5:4 When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure …

Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will …

Verse 27. - Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee. Now Job prays, but is not heard; he asks for death, but it does not come; he begs for a respite from suffering, but it is refused him; he beseeches God to enter into argument with him (Job 9:32-34; Job 10:2), but God vouchsafes no answer. Let him follow Eliphaz's advice, "return to the Almighty" (ver. 23), humble himself in the dust, repent and "put away his iniquity" (ver. 23), and then, Eliphaz promises him, all shall be changed - God will become gracious to him, will listen to him, and grant his requests, will remove his heavy hand, and crown him with mercy and loving-kindness. Then, he adds, thou shalt pay thy vows. Thou shalt have wealth enough, and strength enough, to pay any vows that thou hast made, which now in thy afflicted state thou canst not do. Vows are part of natural religion, and were widely prevalent over all the East in ancient times. The performance of vows, which was strictly enjoined in the Mosaic Law (Deuteronomy 23:21), must at all times have been felt as obligatory by the natural conscience. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him,.... To God, and him only; for not a creature, angels, or men, are to be prayed to; and this is to be done in a supplicating, entreating way, as the word signifies; not pleading merit, but mercy, not presenting prayers and supplications for a man's own righteousness' sake, but for the Lord's mercy's sake, and for the sake of Christ and his righteousness; and prayer is to be made in this manner frequently, to be multiplied, as the word also signifies; prayer should be made always, and without ceasing; and this is not only a duty, but a privilege; and as such it is here observed, even as a benefit and blessing to be enjoyed; as it is when a man can come to God as his Father, through Christ the Mediator, with boldness and confidence, in the faith of him, and to God as on a throne of grace, where he may find grace and mercy to help him in time of need, and especially it is so when attended with the success following:

and he shall hear thee; as he does hear those that pray to him in the name of Christ, in the exercise of faith, and in the sincerity and uprightness of their hearts; and answers their requests, fulfils their desires, and gives them what they ask of him; for he is a God hearing prayer, and sooner or later, in his own time and way, grants the petitions of his people:

and thou shalt pay thy vows; the sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving which he promised to offer up to God, should he grant him the desires of his heart; and these being granted, he would be laid under obligation to perform his promises; so that this also is to be considered as a benefit and blessing; for it does not so much regard the payment of vows, as it is designed to observe to him that he should have that done for him which would be a sufficient ground and reason for paying his vows, or making good what he promised in the time of his distress; since what he then requested, and was the condition of his vow, should now be granted; see Psalm 56:12. 27. (Isa 58:9, 14).

pay thy vows—which thou hast promised to God in the event of thy prayers being heard: God will give thee occasion to pay the former, by hearing the latter.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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