Job 22:28
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New International Version
What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.

New Living Translation
You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you.

English Standard Version
You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.

New American Standard Bible
"You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.

King James Bible
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you make a decision, it will be carried out, and light will shine on your ways.

International Standard Version
When you make a decision on something, it will be established for you, and light will brighten your way.

NET Bible
Whatever you decide on a matter, it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you promise to do something, you will succeed, and light will shine on your path.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established for you: and the light shall shine upon your ways.

American King James Version
You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: and the light shall shine on your ways.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt decree a thing, and it I shall come to thee, and light shall shine in thy ways.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and light shall shine upon thy ways.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established to thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

World English Bible
You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you. Light shall shine on your ways.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou decreest a saying, And it is established to thee, And on thy ways hath light shone.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee. Whatever thou resolvest on, i.e., God shall ratify with his authority, and bring to pass in due time for thy benefit - a promise which has certainly "a touch of audacity" about it (Cook). David is less bold, but intends to give the same sort of encouragement when he says, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart; commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass (Psalm 37:4, 5). And the light shall shine upon thy ways. Job had complained of the "darkness" by which his path was shadowed (Job 19:8). Eliphaz promises that this cause of complaint shall be removed. Job's way shall be "made plain before his face." A bright light shall illumine it - a light that shall ever "shine more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee,.... Strictly speaking, this is only true of God, whose decrees are unfrustrable, whose counsel shall stand, and the thoughts of his heart be established to all generations; and frequently so it is, according to an usual saying, man appoints, but God disappoints; this may be understood of Job, either as a civil magistrate, that he should decree a thing in a court of judicature with so much wisdom and equity, that it should stand firm and sure, and, though made on earth, should be ratified in heaven, as the decrees and doctrines of the apostles of Christ are said to be, Matthew 16:19; see Proverbs 8:15; or, as a private man in civil affairs, signifying that he should be so guided by the Lord, and prospered and succeeded in all his ways and works, that what he determined to do, and formed a scheme for the execution of, it should be brought about and confirmed; he committing his ways to the Lord, his thoughts should be established, or his purposes and designs effected, see Psalm 1:3; or rather as a praying man; and so it agrees with what goes before, that he should lift up his voice to God, and pray unto him with success, and have just occasion to praise him, or pay his vows to him, since he should have the desires of his heart; whatever was upon his mind, and he prayed in faith for, he should have it; as Elijah prayed, both that it might not rain, and that it might rain, and both were according to his word, or the decree of his lips in prayer: see 1 Kings 17:1;

and the light shall shine upon thy ways; which is the reason of all things prospering and succeeding, and being established according to his wish and will; the light of grace shining in him, to put him upon and instruct him in denying and avoiding that which is sinful, and doing that which was just and good; and the light of the word without him, being a light unto his feet, and a lamp to his paths, to guide and direct him, and especially the light of God's favour and blessing on him, succeeding him in all his ways and works, and making them prosperous.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. light—success.

Job 22:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job
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. 29"When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.…
Cross References
Job 11:17
Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.

Job 33:28
God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.'

Psalm 97:11
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

Psalm 112:4
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: and the light shall shine on your ways.

decree

Psalm 20:4 Grant you according to your own heart, and fulfill all your counsel.

Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you …

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

James 4:15 For that you ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do …

the light

Job 29:3 When his candle shined on my head, and when by his light I walked …

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 112:4 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

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