Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 Truly, such are the sinners; they do well at all times, and their wealth is increased. 13 As for me, I have made my heart clean to no purpose, washing my hands in righteousness; 14 For I have been troubled all the day; every morning have I undergone punishment.


Cross References

Job 34:9

For he has said, It is no profit to a man to take delight in God.

Psalm 26:6

I will make my hands clean from sin; so will I go round your altar, O Lord;

Job 21:15

What is the Ruler of all, that we may give him worship? and what profit is it to us to make prayer to him?

Job 35:3

What profit is it to me, and how am I better off than if I had done wrong?

Job 9:27

If I say, I will put my grief out of mind, I will let my face be sad no longer and I will be bright;

Job 9:31

Then you will have me pushed into the dust, so that I will seem disgusting to my very clothing.

Job 9:31

Then you will have me pushed into the dust, so that I will seem disgusting to my very clothing.

Psalm 51:10

Make a clean heart in me, O God; give me a right spirit again.

Malachi 3:14

You have said, It is no use worshipping God: what profit have we had from keeping his orders, and going in clothing of sorrow before the Lord of armies?

Hebrews 10:19-22

So then, my brothers, being able to go into the holy place without fear, because of the blood of Jesus,

James 4:8

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Make your hands clean, you evil-doers; put away deceit from your hearts, you false in mind.

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