Job 23:12
Good News Translation
I always do what God commands; I follow his will, not my own desires.

Contemporary English Version
and I have always treasured his teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have not departed from the commandments of his lips, and the words of his mouth I have hid in my bosom.

New American Bible
From the commands of his lips I have not departed; the words of his mouth I have treasured in my heart.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have not departed from the commandments of his lips, and the words of his mouth I have hid in my bosom.

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John 6:66-69 After this, many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him. . . .

John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith: and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.

Hebrews 10:38,39 But my just man liveth by faith: but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul. . . .

1 John 2:19 They went out from us but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us: but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us.

I have esteemed.

Job 22:22 Receive the law of his mouth, and lay up his words in thy heart.

Psalm 19:9,10 The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves. . . .

Psalm 119:11,103,127 Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against thee. . . .

Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was to me a joy and gladness of my heart: for thy name is called upon me, O Lord God of hosts.

John 4:32,34 But he said to them: I have meat to eat which you know not. . . .

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation:

necessary food.

Luke 12:42,46 And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season? . . .

Context
Job Longs for God
11My foot hath followed his steps, I have kept his way, and have not declined from it. 12I have not departed from the commandments of his lips, and the words of his mouth I have hid in my bosom.13For he is alone, and no man can turn away his thought: and whatsoever his soul hath desired, that hath he done.…
Cross References
Job 6:10
And that this may be my comfort, that afflicting me with sorrow, he spare not, nor I contradict the words of the Holy one.

Job 15:11
Is it a great matter that God should comfort thee? but thy wicked words hinder this.

Job 22:22
Receive the law of his mouth, and lay up his words in thy heart.

Job 23:13
For he is alone, and no man can turn away his thought: and whatsoever his soul hath desired, that hath he done.

Psalm 33:11
But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Proverbs 30:8
Remove far from me vanity, and lying words. Give me neither beggary, nor riches: give me only the necessaries of life:

Jeremiah 15:16
Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was to me a joy and gladness of my heart: for thy name is called upon me, O Lord God of hosts.

Additional Translations
I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

I have not gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

neither shall I transgress; but I have hid his words in my bosom.

Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have laid up the words of his mouth more than the purpose of my own heart.

I have not gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

I haven't gone back from the commandment of his lips. I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

The command of His lips, and I depart not. Above my allotted portion I have laid up The sayings of His mouth.
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