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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CommentaryClarke'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
I have esteemed. Heb. hid, or, laid up
necessary food. or, appointed portion
LibraryApril 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
Of the Decrees of God.
Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
Then I would still have this consolation-- my joy in unrelenting pain-- that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.
Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.
"But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
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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