Job 23:12
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The commandment of his lips - The written law that proceeded from his own mouth.

I have esteemed the words of his mouth - Mr. Good has given a better version of the original: In my bosom have I stored up the words of his mouth. The Asiatics carry every thing precious or valuable in their bosom, their handkerchiefs, jewels, purses, etc. Job, therefore, intimates that the words of God's mouth were to him a most precious treasure.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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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 you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

Hebrews 10:38,39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him...

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 continued with us...

I have esteemed. Heb. hid, or, laid up

Job 22:22 Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your 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 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you...

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name...

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

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

necessary food. or, appointed portion

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...

Library
April 4 Evening
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.--PSA. 61:2. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.--He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.--Thou
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 24 Evening
What doest thou here, Elijah?--I KGS. 19:9. He knoweth the way that I take.--O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting, and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of the Decrees of God.
Eph. i. 11.--"Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Job xxiii. 13. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth." Having spoken something before of God, in his nature and being and properties, we come, in the next place, to consider his glorious majesty, as he stands in some nearer relation to his creatures, the work of his hands. For we must conceive the first rise of all things in the world to be in this self-being, the first conception
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
If we seek God earnestly in the prayer of faith to help us in our daily practise of the following Scriptural texts and then put forth our best efforts, we shall find life daily growing more holy and beautiful. The beauty and enjoyment of a holy life is that it can always be improved upon. We can live in all the light that shines upon us from these texts today, but tomorrow we find them shining a little brighter and fuller light, so that we shall have to live a little more holy than we are living
C. E. Orr—How to Live a Holy Life

Cross References
Job 6:10
Then I would still have this consolation-- my joy in unrelenting pain-- that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.

Job 15:11
Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?

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

Job 23:13
"But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.

Psalm 33:11
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Proverbs 30:8
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.

Jeremiah 15:16
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.

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