Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

Though I were perfect, yet I would not know my soul. I would despise my life.

New American Standard Bible

"I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life.

King James Version

Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

Holman Bible

Though I am blameless,
I no longer care about myself;
I renounce my life.

International Standard Version

"I'm blameless; I don't know myself; I despise my life.

A Conservative Version

Though I were perfect, I do not regard myself. I despise my life.

American Standard Version

I am perfect; I regard not myself; I despise my life.

Amplified

Though I am blameless, I regard not myself; I despise my life.

Bible in Basic English

I have done no wrong; I give no thought to what becomes of me; I have no desire for life.

Darby Translation

Were I perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

Julia Smith Translation

I am blameless, I shall not know my soul: I shall despise my life.

King James 2000

Though I were blameless, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"I [am] blameless; I do not care about myself; I loathe my life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For though I be an innocent, and my conscience clear, yea am I weary of my life.

NET Bible

I am blameless. I do not know myself. I despise my life.

New Heart English Bible

I am blameless. I do not regard myself. I despise my life.

The Emphasized Bible

I blameless? I should not know my own soul, I should despise my own life!

Webster

Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

World English Bible

I am blameless. I don't respect myself. I despise my life.

Youngs Literal Translation

Perfect I am! -- I know not my soul, I despise my life.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּם 
Tam 
Usage: 13

my soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

References

Morish

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

20 If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me; though I am perfect, He shall declare me perverse. 21 Though I were perfect, yet I would not know my soul. I would despise my life. 22 It is One, therefore I said, He is consuming the perfect and the wicked.



Cross References

Job 1:1

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. And that man was perfect and upright, and one who feared God and turned aside from evil.

Job 7:15-16

so that my soul chooses strangling, death rather than my life.

Job 7:21

And why do You not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? For now I shall sleep in the dust, and You shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts,

Proverbs 28:26

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool; but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

Jeremiah 17:9-10

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?

1 Corinthians 4:4

for I know nothing by myself. Yet I have not been justified by this, but He who judges me is the Lord.

1 John 3:20

that if our heart accuses us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

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