English Standard Version
For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.
King James Bible
For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
American Standard Version
For then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, And shalt lift up thy face unto God.
Then shalt thou abound in delights in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face to God.
English Revised Version
For then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
Webster's Bible Translation
For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face to God.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
19 The righteous see it and rejoice,
And the innocent mock at them:
20 "Verily our opponent is destroyed,
And the fire hath devoured their abundance."
This thought corresponds to that expressed as a wish, hope, or anticipation at the close of many of the Psalms, that the retributive justice of God, though we may have to wait a long time for it, becomes at length the more gloriously manifest to the joy of those hitherto innocently persecuted, Psalm 58:11. The obj. of יראוּ, as in Psalm 107:42, is this its manifestation. למו is not an ethical dative, as in Psalm 80:7, but as in Psalm 2:4 refers to the ungodly whose mocking pride comes to such an ignominious end. What follow in Job 22:20 are the words of the godly; the introductory לאמר is wanting, as e.g., Psalm 2:3. אם־לא can signify neither si non, as Job 9:24; Job 24:25; Job 31:31, nor annon, as in a disjunctive question, Job 17:2; Job 30:25; it is affirmative, as Job 1:11; Job 2:5; Job 31:36 - an Amen to God's peremptory judgment. On נכחד (he is drawn away, put aside, become annulled), vid., supra, p. 398. קימנוּ (for which Aben-Ezra is also acquainted with the reading קימנוּ with קמץ קטן, i.e., צירי) has a pausal springing from , as Job 20:27, מתקוממה for מתקוממה; Ruth 3:2, לרמותנו; Isaiah 47:10, ראני (together with the reading ראני, comp. 1 Chronicles 12:17, לרמותני). The form קים is remarkable; it may be more readily taken as part. pass. (like שׂים, positus) than as nom. infin. (the act of raising for those who raise themselves); perhaps the original text had קמינו (קמינוּ). יתרם is no more to be translated their remnant (Hirz.) here than in Psalm 17:14, at least not in the sense of Exodus 23:11; that which exceeds the necessity is intended, their surplus, their riches. It is said of Job in b. Megilla, 28a: איוב ותרן בממוניה הוה, he was extravagant (prodigus) with his property. The fire devouring the wealth of the godless is an allusion to the misfortune which has befallen him.
After this terrible picture, Eliphaz turns to the exhortation of him who may be now perhaps become ripe for repentance.
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1 John 3:22
and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be secure and will not fear.
And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.
then the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver.
Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?
then man prays to God, and he accepts him; he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he restores to man his righteousness.
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
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