Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

If thou prepare thy heart and stretch out thy hands toward him,

New American Standard Bible

If you would direct your heart right
And spread out your hand to Him,

King James Version

If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

Holman Bible

As for you, if you redirect your heart
and lift up your hands to Him in prayer—

International Standard Version

"Now for you, if you will prepare your heart, spread out your hands to him.

A Conservative Version

If thou set thy heart aright, and stretch out thy hands toward him,

American Standard Version

If thou set thy heart aright, And stretch out thy hands toward him;


“If you direct your heart [on the right path]
And stretch out your hands to Him,

Bible in Basic English

But if you put your heart right, stretching out your hands to him;

Julia Smith Translation

If thou preparedst thy heart, and didst spread thy hands towards him;

King James 2000

If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him;

Lexham Expanded Bible

"If you yourself direct your heart and stretch out your hands to him--

Modern King James verseion

If you prepare your heart and stretch out your hands toward Him;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"If thou hadst now a right heart, and liftest up thine hands toward him;

NET Bible

"As for you, if you prove faithful, and if you stretch out your hands toward him,

New Heart English Bible

"If you set your heart aright, stretch out your hands toward him.

The Emphasized Bible

If, thou, hast prepared thy heart, and wilt spread forth, unto him, thy hands -


If thou preparest thy heart, and stretchest out thy hands towards him;

World English Bible

"If you set your heart aright, stretch out your hands toward him.

Youngs Literal Translation

If thou -- thou hast prepared thy heart, And hast spread out unto Him thy hands,


Root Form
Usage: 192

Context Readings

Confess Your Sin And Be Forgiven

12 Yet a senseless man will make bold, though man be born like the foal of a wild ass. 13 If thou prepare thy heart and stretch out thy hands toward him, 14 If thou put far away the iniquity which is in thy hand, and let not wrong dwell in thy tents;

Cross References

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return to Jehovah with all your heart, put away the strange gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and apply your hearts unto Jehovah, and serve him only; and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

Psalm 78:8

And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that prepared not their heart, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Psalm 88:9

Mine eye consumeth by reason of affliction. Upon thee, Jehovah, have I called every day; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Psalm 143:6

I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul, as a parched land, thirsteth after thee. Selah.

2 Chronicles 12:14

And he did evil, for he applied not his heart to seek Jehovah.

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless there are good things found in thee; for thou hast put away the Asherahs out of the land, and hast directed thy heart to seek God.

Job 5:8

But as for me I will seek unto God, and unto God commit my cause;

Job 8:5-6

If thou seek earnestly unto God, and make thy supplication to the Almighty,

Job 22:21-22

Reconcile thyself now with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

Psalm 68:31

Great ones shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall quickly stretch out her hands unto God.

Luke 12:47

But that bondman who knew his own lord's will, and had not prepared himself nor done his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;

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