English Standard Version
You will decide on a matter, 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.
American Standard Version
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; And light shall shine upon thy ways.
Thou shalt decree a thing, and it I shall come to thee, and light shall shine in 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.
Job 22:28 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
21 Make friends now with Him, so hast thou peace;
Thereby good will come unto thee.
22 Receive now teaching from His mouth,
And place His utterances in thy heart.
23 If thou returnest to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up again;
If thou puttest away iniquity far from thy tents.
24 And lay by in the dust the gold ore,
And under the pebbles of the brooks the gold of Ophir.
25 So shall the Almighty be to thee gold ore in abundance,
And silver to thee of the brightest lustre.
The relationship of the verbs סכן, שׁכן, and Arab. sakana, has been already discussed on Job 22:2 : the Hiph. signifies to be on friendly terms with any one; to enter into, or to stand in, an intimate relationship to any one (Psalm 139:3); then also (as the Greek φιλεῖν) to get accustomed to, to be used to (Numbers 22:30). The second imper. is consecutive, as e.g., Proverbs 3:4 : and have as the result of it peace (Arab. fa'âslam) equals so shalt thou have peace, Ges. 130, 2. In Job 22:21 the first thing to be done is to clear up the form תּבואתך or (according to another reading which is likewise well attested) תּבואתך. Olshausen (in Hirz. and in his Gramm.) and Rdiger (in Thes. p. 11, suppl.) explain this form the same as the other forms which come under consideration in connection with it, viz., תּבואתה (veniat), Deuteronomy 33:16, and ותּבאתי, Keri ותּבאת (et venisses, addressed to Abigail), 1 Samuel 25:34, as errors in writing; whereas Ew., 191, c, sees in תּבואתך the erroneous form תּבואה equals תּבוא with a superfluous feminine termination, in תּבואתה an extension of the double feminine by the unaccented ah of intention, and in תּבאתי a transfer of the inflexion of the perf. to the fut. Confining ourselves to the form which occurs here, we refer to what was said above: תבואתך is not a forma mixta from תּבואך and בּאתך, but the mistaken double feminine תּבואה with suff., the ah of which, although the tone is on the penult., is not He voluntativum, as Isaiah 5:19, but He femin. The exception of such double feminines is made as certain in Hebrew by the regular form נגלתה ( equals נגלת with a second feminine termination), and by examples like Proverbs 1:20; Ezekiel 23:20, and also Joshua 6:17; 2 Samuel 1:26; Amos 4:3 (comp. even Olsh. in his Gramm. S. 449), as the double plural and its further formation by a feminine termination in Arabic. It is therefore unnecessary, with Olsh. and Rd., after the precedent of the ancient versions, to read תּבוּאתך (which is found in 19 Codd. in de Rossi): proventus tuus bonus erit. The suff. in בּהם, as Isaiah 64:4; Ezekiel 23:18, comp. עליהם, Isaiah 38:16, is intended as neuter, as the fem. is used elsewhere (e.g., Isaiah 38:16, בּהן): by it, i.e., by such conduct, good (prosperity) shall come to thee, and indeed, as the בוא construed with the acc. implies, in a sudden change of thy previous lot, coming about without any further effort on thy part. In the certainty that it is God's word which he presents to his friend (the very certainty which Eliphaz also expresses elsewhere, e.g., Job 15:11), he further admonishes him (Job 22:22) to receive instruction from God's mouth (מפּיו as Proverbs 2:6), and to allow His (God's) utterances a place in his heart, not to let them die away without effect, but to imprint them deeply on his mind.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.
He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit, and my life shall look upon the light.'
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
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