Job 22:22
New International Version
Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.

New Living Translation
Listen to his instructions, and store them in your heart.

English Standard Version
Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

Berean Study Bible
Receive instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart.

New American Standard Bible
"Please receive instruction from His mouth And establish His words in your heart.

King James Bible
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

Christian Standard Bible
Receive instruction from his mouth, and place his sayings in your heart.

Contemporary English Version
Listen to his teachings and take them to heart.

Good News Translation
Accept the teaching he gives; keep his words in your heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Receive instruction from His mouth, and place His sayings in your heart.

International Standard Version
Accept what he has to teach you, and treasure his words in your heart.

NET Bible
Accept instruction from his mouth and store up his words in your heart.

New Heart English Bible
Please receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Accept instruction from his mouth, and keep his words in your heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Receive, I pray thee, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in thy heart.

New American Standard 1977
“Please receive instruction from His mouth, And establish His words in your heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

American King James Version
Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

American Standard Version
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, And lay up his words in thy heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And receive a declaration from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Receive the law of his mouth, and lay up his words in thy heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Receive, I pray thee, instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in thy heart.

English Revised Version
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thy heart.

World English Bible
Please receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Receive, I pray thee, from His mouth a law, And set His sayings in thy heart.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
21Reconcile now and be at peace with Him; thereby good will come to you. 22Receive instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart. 23If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored. If you remove injustice from your tents…
Cross References
Job 6:10
It still brings me comfort, and joy through unrelenting pain, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Job 23:12
I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.

Proverbs 2:6
For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Ezekiel 3:10
"Son of man," he added, "listen carefully to all the words I speak to you, and take them to heart.

Treasury of Scripture

Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

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Deuteronomy 4:1,2
Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you…

Proverbs 2:1-9
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; …

1 Thessalonians 4:1,2
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more…

lay up

Job 23:12
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: …

Psalm 119:11
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.







Lexicon
Receive
קַח־ (qaḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

instruction
תּוֹרָ֑ה (tō·w·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

from His mouth,
מִפִּ֣יו (mip·pîw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

and lay up
וְשִׂ֥ים (wə·śîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

His words
אֲ֝מָרָ֗יו (’ă·mā·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 561: Something said

in your heart.
בִּלְבָבֶֽךָ׃ (bil·ḇā·ḇe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart
(22) The law from his mouth.--It would be highly interesting to know whether by this law (Torah), the Law, the Torah, was in any way alluded to. One is naturally disposed to think that since Job seems to be the one Gentile book of the Old Testament, the one book in which the literature of Israel touches the world at large, it must, therefore, be prior to the Law, or else have been written in independence and ignorance of it. The former seems by far the more reasonable supposition, and certainly the life depicted appears to be that of the patriarchal times before the giving of the Law. And yet, on the other hand, it is hard to know what could be meant by "His words" prior to the Mosaic Revelation, unless, indeed, the expression is a witness to the consciousness of that inner revelation of the voice of God in the conscience which the holy in all ages have never wanted.

Verse 22. - Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth; or, receive now instruction from his mouth. The supposition of some commentators, that the "Law of Moses" is intended, is negatived by the entire absence from the Book of any allusion to the details of the Mosaic legislation, as well as by the primitive character of the life depicted in the book, and the certainty that no one of the interlocutors is an Israelite. The Hebrew תּורה, without the article prefixed, is properly "instruction," and is only to be assumed as meaning "the Law" when the context shows this meaning to be probable. The "instruction" to which Eliphaz here points, and which he regards as instruction from God's mouth, is probably the teaching of religious men, such as himself, which he considered to have come from God originally, though, perhaps, he could not have explained how. And lay up his words in thine heart. This is a mere variant of the preceding clause, and adds no fresh idea. 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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