Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Job 22:27

"You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Backsliders;   God;   Penitent;   Prayer;   Prosperity;   Righteous;   Vows;   Wicked (People);   Thompson Chain Reference - Covenants and Vows;   Vows;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Prayer, Answers to;   Prayer, Private;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Eliphaz;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Prayer;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Job, the Book of;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Vows;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Zabii;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Eliphaz (2);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Peace-Offering;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him - תעתיר tatir, thou shalt open or unbosom thyself. And when the heart prays, God hears; and the person, being blessed, vows fidelity, prays on, is supported, and enabled to pay his vows.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Job 22:27". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/job-22.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him - God would then hear him, for he would be righteous. This was one of the blessings which would follow reconciliation. It is, in fact, one of the blessings of a return to God. He hears the cry of his people, and answers their supplications. To be permitted to go to God and to tell him all our needs, to plead for all we need and to implore blessings on our families and friends, is a privilege of far higher value than anything which wealth can bestow; is worth more than all the honors of this world.

And thou shalt pay thy vows - That is, thy vows shall be accepted; thou shalt obtain those blessings for which thou didst make thy vows.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Job 22:27". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/job-22.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him,.... To God, and him only; for not a creature, angels, or men, are to be prayed to; and this is to be done in a supplicating, entreating way, as the word signifies; not pleading merit, but mercy, not presenting prayers and supplications for a man's own righteousness' sake, but for the Lord's mercy's sake, and for the sake of Christ and his righteousness; and prayer is to be made in this manner frequently, to be multiplied, as the word also signifies; prayer should be made always, and without ceasing; and this is not only a duty, but a privilege; and as such it is here observed, even as a benefit and blessing to be enjoyed; as it is when a man can come to God as his Father, through Christ the Mediator, with boldness and confidence, in the faith of him, and to God as on a throne of grace, where he may find grace and mercy to help him in time of need, and especially it is so when attended with the success following:

and he shall hear thee; as he does hear those that pray to him in the name of Christ, in the exercise of faith, and in the sincerity and uprightness of their hearts; and answers their requests, fulfils their desires, and gives them what they ask of him; for he is a God hearing prayer, and sooner or later, in his own time and way, grants the petitions of his people:

and thou shalt pay thy vows; the sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving which he promised to offer up to God, should he grant him the desires of his heart; and these being granted, he would be laid under obligation to perform his promises; so that this also is to be considered as a benefit and blessing; for it does not so much regard the payment of vows, as it is designed to observe to him that he should have that done for him which would be a sufficient ground and reason for paying his vows, or making good what he promised in the time of his distress; since what he then requested, and was the condition of his vow, should now be granted; see Psalm 56:12.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Job 22:27". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/job-22.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

(Isaiah 58:9, Isaiah 58:14).

pay thy vows — which thou hast promised to God in the event of thy prayers being heard: God will give thee occasion to pay the former, by hearing the latter.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 22:27". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/job-22.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

Make — The word is, thou shalt multiply thy prayer. Under all thy burdens, in all thy wants, cares and fears, thou shalt send to heaven for wisdom, strength and comfort.

Pay — Thou shalt obtain those blessings for which thou didst make vows to God, and therefore, according to thy obligation, shalt pay thy vows to him.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Job 22:27". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/job-22.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Job 22:27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

Ver. 27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee] Yea, though thou multiply prayers, Multiplicabis verba tua (Mer.), and intercessions for thyself and others (as the word signifieth, and as afterwards Job did for Eliphaz and his fellows, or else it had gone worse with them), yet he shall hear thee in all. Thou shalt, as his favourite, have the royalty of his ear, and he shall say unto thee seriously, as Zedekiah did once to his courtiers soothingly, The king can deny you nothing. Iste vir potuit apud Deum quod voluit, said one concerning Luther, That man could have of God whatsoever he wanted. This David took (as well he might) for a singular mercy, Psalms 13:6; Psalms 66:20.

And thou shalt pay thy vows] i.e. Thou shalt return thy thanks, and so shalt drive a holy trade, as it were, between heaven and earth. Nulla tibi a Duo nisi gratias agendi occasio dabifur. Thou shalt have unmiscarrying returns of thy suits; so that thou must be ready with thy praises after their prayers; for that is all thou shalt have to do. "Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion; and unto thee shall the vow be performed. O thou that hearest prayers, unto thee shall all flesh come," with their thanks in their hands as it were, Psalms 65:1-2.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Job 22:27". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/job-22.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Hear thee, i.e. answer thy prayers, and not disregard them, and hide himself from thee, as now he doth.

Thou shalt pay thy vows, i.e. thou shalt obtain those blessings for which thou didst make vows to God, and therefore, according to thy obligation, shalt pay thy vows to him. The antecedent is here supposed and understood out of the consequent.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Job 22:27". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/job-22.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Job 22:27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him — Hebrew, תעתיר אליו, tagnter eelaiv, thou shalt pray earnestly and importunately, or, thou shalt multiply thy prayer. Under all thy burdens, in all thy wants, cares, and fears, thou shalt apply to heaven for wisdom, strength, and comfort. Thou shalt pay thy vows — Thou shalt obtain those blessings for which thou didst make vows to God, and therefore, according to thy obligation, shalt pay thy vows to him.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Job 22:27". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/job-22.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Vows, after obtaining thy requests. (Menochius) --- Et positis aris jam vota in littore solves. (Virgil, Æneid iii.)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Job 22:27". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/job-22.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

(Isaiah 58:9; Isaiah 58:14.)

Pay thy vows - which thou hast promised to God in the event of thy prayers being heard: God will give thee occasion to pay the former by hearing the latter.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 22:27". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/job-22.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.
make thy
Psalms 50:14,15; 66:17,18-20; 91:15; 116:1; Isaiah 58:9; 1 John 5:14,15
pay thy
Psalms 56:12; 66:13,14; 116:14; Ecclesiastes 5:4; Jonah 2:9
Reciprocal: Numbers 30:2 - he shall do;  2 Kings 19:20 - I have heard;  1 Chronicles 4:10 - God granted;  2 Chronicles 33:13 - he was entreated;  Job 5:8 - seek;  Job 9:15 - I would;  Job 11:18 - because;  Job 27:10 - delight;  Job 42:9 - Job;  Isaiah 37:21 - Whereas

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 22:27". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-22.html.