Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 have I cleansed my heart and washed my hands in innocency.

Bible in Basic English

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Verily, in vain have I cleansed my heart 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

Prayers for Psalm 73:13

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

12 Behold, these are the wicked, and they prosper in the world: they heap up riches. 13 Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency: 14 For all the day have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.


Cross References

Job 34:9

For he hath said, It profiteth not a man if he delight himself in God.

Psalm 26:6

I will wash my hands in innocency, and will encompass thine altar, O Jehovah,

Job 21:15

What is the Almighty that we should serve him? and what are we profited if we pray unto him?

Job 35:3

For thou hast asked of what profit it is unto thee: what do I gain more than if I had sinned?

Job 9:27

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance, and brighten up,

Job 9:31

Then wouldest thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes would abhor me.

Psalm 24:4

He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully:

Psalm 51:10

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

Malachi 3:14

Ye say, It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we keep his charge, and that we walk mournfully before Jehovah of hosts?

Hebrews 10:19-22

Having therefore, brethren, boldness for entering into the holy of holies by the blood of Jesus,

James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

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