Job 22:29
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New International Version
When people are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast.

New Living Translation
If people are in trouble and you say, 'Help them,' God will save them.

English Standard Version
For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride’; but he saves the lowly.

New American Standard Bible
"When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.

King James Bible
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When others are humiliated and you say, "Lift them up," God will save the humble.

International Standard Version
"For when they're humbled, you may respond; 'It's their pride!' but he delivers the humble.

NET Bible
When people are brought low and you say 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When others are discouraged, you will say, 'Cheer up!' Then he will save the humble person.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When others are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

King James 2000 Bible
When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

American King James Version
When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

American Standard Version
When they cast thee down, thou shalt say, There is lifting up; And the humble person he will save.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he that hath been humbled, shall be in glory: and he that shall bow down his eyes, he shall be saved.

Darby Bible Translation
When they are made low, then thou shalt say, Rise up! and he shall save him that is of downcast eyes.

English Revised Version
When they cast thee down, thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and the humble person he shall save.

Webster's Bible Translation
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is exaltation; and he shall save the humble person.

World English Bible
When they cast down, you shall say, 'be lifted up.' He will save the humble person.

Young's Literal Translation
For they have made low, And thou sayest, 'Lift up.' And the bowed down of eyes he saveth.
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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 29.- When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; rather, when men cast down and thou shalt say, Let there be lifting up

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

When men are cast down,.... Wicked men are brought down from a state of prosperity to a state of adversity, are in low circumstances, great straits and difficulties:

then thou shall say, there is lifting up; that is, for himself and his; when others are in adversity, he should be in prosperity; when others are cast down into a very low estate and distressed condition, he should be exalted to a very high estate, and be in affluent circumstances, see Psalm 147:6; or else the sense is, when thou and thine, and what belong to thee, are humbled and brought low, then thou mayest promise thyself a restoration and change for the better; and boldly say, they will be lifted up, and raised up again, since God's usual method is to exalt the humble, and to abase the proud, Luke 14:11; or rather, this may respect the benefit and advantage that humble persons wound gain by Job, and his prayers for them, and may be rendered and interpreted thus: "when they have humbled" (q) themselves, and bowed themselves low at thy feet, and especially before God, "then thou shall say", pray unto God for them, that "there may be a lifting up", raising them up out of their low estate, and thou shall be heard:

and he shall save the humble person; that is, "low of eyes" (r), humble in his eyes; who is so pressed with troubles and distress, that he hangs down his head, looks upon the ground, and will not lift up his eyes, but is of a dejected countenance; or that is low in his own eyes, has humble thoughts of himself, esteems others better than himself, and lies low before God under a sense of his sinfulness and unworthiness, and casts himself entirely upon the grace and mercy of God; such an one he saves, in a spiritual sense, out of his troubles and afflictions; he does not forget the cry of such humble ones, but remembers them, and grants their desires: and he saves the lowly and humble with a spiritual and eternal salvation; gives more grace unto them, and outfits them for glory, and at last gives glory itself; raises them on high to sit among princes, and to inherit the throne of glory; the meek shall inherit the earth, the new heavens and earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness, James 4:6.

(q) "quum humiliaverint", Montanus, Cocceius, Michaelis. (r) "demissum oculis", Montanus, Beza, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "humilem oculis", Vatablus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. Rather, When (thy ways; from Job 22:28) are cast down (for a time), thou shalt (soon again have joyful cause to) say, There is lifting up (prosperity returns back to me) [Maurer].

he—God.

humble—Hebrew, "him that is of low eyes." Eliphaz implies that Job is not so now in his affliction; therefore it continues: with this he contrasts the blessed effect of being humble under it (Jas 4:6; 1Pe 5:5 probably quote this passage). Therefore it is better, I think, to take the first clause as referred to by "God resisteth the proud." When (men) are cast down, thou shalt say (behold the effects of) pride. Eliphaz hereby justifies himself for attributing Job's calamities to his pride. "Giveth grace to the humble," answers to the second clause.

Job 22:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job
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. 30"He will deliver one who is not innocent, And he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."
Cross References
Matthew 23:12
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

James 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."

1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."

Job 5:11
The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

Job 36:7
He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.
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Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself …

Luke 18:9-14 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves …

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but …

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

the humble person. Heb. him that hath low eyes

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Luke 1:52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

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