Job 23:12
New International Version
I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.

New Living Translation
I have not departed from his commands, but have treasured his words more than daily food.

English Standard Version
I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Berean Study Bible
I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.

New American Standard Bible
"I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

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

Christian Standard Bible
I have not departed from the commands from his lips; I have treasured the words from his mouth more than my daily food.

Contemporary English Version
and I have always treasured his teachings.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily food.

International Standard Version
I haven't wandered away from the commands that he has spoken; I've treasured what he has said more than my own meals."

NET Bible
I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my allotted portion.

New Heart English Bible
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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have not left his commands behind. I have treasured his words in my heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
“I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither have I separated myself from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

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

American Standard Version
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.

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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

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

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
The command of His lips, and I depart not. Above my allotted portion I have laid up The sayings of His mouth.
Study Bible
Job Longs for God
11My feet have followed in His tracks; I have kept His way without turning aside. 12I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread. 13But He is unchangeable, and who can oppose Him? He does what He desires.…
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 15:11
Are the consolations of God not enough for you, even words spoken gently to you?

Job 22:22
Receive instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart.

Job 23:13
But He is unchangeable, and who can oppose Him? He does what He desires.

Psalm 33:11
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations.

Proverbs 30:8
Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread that is my portion.

Jeremiah 15:16
Your words were found, and I ate them. Your words became a delight to me and my heart's delight, for I bear Your name, O LORD God of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Neither

John 6:66-69
From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him…

John 8:31
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

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

I have esteemed.

Job 22:22
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

Psalm 19:9,10
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether…

Psalm 119:11,103,127
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee…

necessary food.

Luke 12:42,46
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? …







Lexicon
I have not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

departed
אָמִ֑ישׁ (’ā·mîš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4185: To depart, remove

from the command
מִצְוַ֣ת (miṣ·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

of His lips;
שְׂ֭פָתָיו (p̄ā·ṯāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

I have treasured
צָפַ֥נְתִּי (ṣā·p̄an·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

the words
אִמְרֵי־ (’im·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 561: Something said

of His mouth
פִֽיו׃ (p̄îw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

more than my daily bread.
מֵ֝חֻקִּ֗י (mê·ḥuq·qî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute
(12) I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.--Comp. John 4:32-34. Or, I have treasured up the words, &c., according to the statute prescribed to me, or from my own law: i.e., "I made it a principle with myself to treasure up the words of His mouth." The LXX. and the Vulg. have a differing reading, and render in my bosom.

Verse 12. - Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips. Professor Lee rightly observes that this declaration "takes it for granted that, at least, some precepts of God had been revealed before this time" ('Book of Job,' p. 370). Them were "commandments" which Job recognized as having proceeded from God, and "words" which he looked upon as being the utterances of his mouth. This is strong evidence of a primeval revelation which, if not reduced to writing, had, at any rate, been handed down by tradition to Job's day. Genesis 3:14-19 and Genesis 9:1-7 may afford the true explanation of this difficulty. I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. This is scarcely strong enough. Job says, "I have treasured up taken to myself, and preserved the words of his mouth," either "more than my necessary food" or "more than my own law." If the former rendering be preferred, there is no need of explanation; if the latter, we must regard "my own law" as meaning "the law of my own mind, my own will, the will of the natural man" (Cook). 23:8-12 Job knew that the Lord was every where present; but his mind was in such confusion, that he could get no fixed view of God's merciful presence, so as to find comfort by spreading his case before him. His views were all gloomy. God seemed to stand at a distance, and frown upon him. Yet Job expressed his assurance that he should be brought forth, tried, and approved, for he had obeyed the precepts of God. He had relished and delighted in the truths and commandments of God. Here we should notice that Job justified himself rather than God, or in opposition to him, ch. 32:2. Job might feel that he was clear from the charges of his friends, but boldly to assert that, though visited by the hand of God, it was not a chastisement of sin, was his error. And he is guilty of a second, when he denies that there are dealings of Providence with men in this present life, wherein the injured find redress, and the evil are visited for their sins.
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