Study. Leaving aside the tradition, Job 22.21 - 25 By Fabian Massa.
Treasures of Wisdom shares with us: "Leaving aside the tradition, Job 22.21 - 25".
Book of Job, Chapter 22.
- Stripped to their poor, 22.6
- He denied water and food to the needy, 22.7
- He appropriated the lands of their neighbors, 22.8
- Did not meet the needs of widows and their inheritance snatched orphans, 22.9
- From 22.10 to 20 tells Job that God from heaven saw "all their wickedness" and that their plight is a divine retribution for wrongs committed.
However the latest versions, which paradoxically are translated from much older texts that used by Erasmus (as the NIV, NLT, Bible Current Language, Good News, or the American Amplified Bible) we find the following in 22.21-25:
King James Version (KJV)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
21 Acquaint now yourself with Him [agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will] and be at peace; by that [you shall prosper and great] good shall come to you.
22 Receive, I pray you, the law and instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.
23 If you return to the Almighty [and submit and humble yourself before Him], you will be built up; if you put away unrighteousness far from your tents,
24 If you lay gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brook [considering them of little worth],
25 And make the Almighty your gold and [the Lord] your precious silver treasure,