Job 22:28
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New American Standard Bible
"You will also decree a thing, 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and light shall shine upon thy ways.

World English Bible
You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you. Light shall shine on your ways.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou decreest a saying, And it is established to thee, And on thy ways hath light shone.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee - Thou shalt form a purpose or plan, and it shall not be frustrated. It shall not be opposed by the events of divine Providence, but whatever you undertake shall prosper.

And the light shall shine upon thy ways - Thou shalt be prospered in all things, instead of being overtaken with calamity.

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What Life May be Made
'For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 28. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. 29. When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, ... lifting up; and He shall save the humble person.'--JOB xxii. 26-29. These words are a fragment of one of the speeches of Job's friends, in which
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether Everything is Subject to the Providence of God?
Objection 1: It seems that everything is not subject to divine providence. For nothing foreseen can happen by chance. If then everything was foreseen by God, nothing would happen by chance. And thus hazard and luck would disappear; which is against common opinion. Objection 2: Further, a wise provider excludes any defect or evil, as far as he can, from those over whom he has a care. But we see many evils existing. Either, then, God cannot hinder these, and thus is not omnipotent; or else He does
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 11:17
"Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.

Job 33:28
'He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, And my life shall see the light.'

Psalm 97:11
Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 112:4
Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.

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