Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocence,

New American Standard Bible

Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
And washed my hands in innocence;

King James Version

Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

Holman Bible

Did I purify my heart
and wash my hands in innocence for nothing?

International Standard Version

I kept my heart pure for nothing and kept my hands clean from guilt.

American Standard Version

Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart, And washed my hands in innocency;

Amplified


Surely then in vain I have cleansed my heart
And washed my hands in innocence.

Bible in Basic English

As for me, I have made my heart clean to no purpose, washing my hands in righteousness;

Darby Translation

Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency:

Julia Smith Translation

Surely in vain I cleansed my heart, and I will wash my hands in cleanness.

King James 2000

Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure, and washed my hands in innocence.

Modern King James verseion

Surely I have made my heart pure in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and I said, "Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency?

NET Bible

I concluded, "Surely in vain I have kept my motives pure and maintained a pure lifestyle.

New Heart English Bible

Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocence,

The Emphasized Bible

Altogether in vain, Have I cleansed my heart, And bathed in pureness, my hands;

Webster

Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.

World English Bible

Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocence,

Youngs Literal Translation

Only -- a vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands,

References

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

12 Behold, these are the wicked, and those who always prosper. They have possessed wealth. 13 Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocence, 14 for all the day long I have been plagued, and chastened every morning.


Cross References

Job 34:9

For thou should not say, There shall be no visitation to a man, [whereas] visitation [is] to him from LORD.

Psalm 26:6

I will wash my hands in innocence, so I will encompass thine altar, O LORD,

Job 21:15

What is the Almighty that we should serve him? And what profit should we have, if we pray to him?

Job 35:3

That thou said, What advantage will it be to thee? [And], What profit shall I have more than if I had sinned?

Job 9:27

If I say, I will forget my complaint. I will put off my [sad] countenance, and be of good cheer,

Job 9:31

yet thou will plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes shall abhor me.

Psalm 24:4

He who has clean hands, and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood, and has not sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Malachi 3:14

Ye have said, It is vain to serve God, and what profit is it that we have kept his charge, and that we have walked mournfully before LORD of hosts?

Hebrews 10:19-22

Having therefore, brothers, boldness for entrance into the holy things by the blood of Jesus,

James 4:8

Approach God and he will approach you. Cleanse the hands, ye sinners, and purify the hearts, ye double-minded.

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