Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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:

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 the unjust, and they being secure of the world increased riches. 13 Surely in vain I cleansed my heart, and I will wash my hands in cleanness. 14 And I am struck all the day, and my reproofs for the mornings.


Cross References

Job 34:9

For he said, It will not profit a man in delighting himself with God.

Psalm 26:6

I will wash my hands in cleanness, and I will surround thine altar, O Jehovah:

Job 21:15

What the Almighty that we shall serve him? and what shall we be profited if we shall supplicate to him?

Job 35:3

For thou wilt say, What shall it profit to thee? what shall I profit from my sin?

Job 9:27

If my saying, I will forget my complaint, I will let go my face, and I will be cheerful:

Job 9:31

Then thou wilt immerse me in the ditch, and my garments abhorred me.

Psalm 24:4

The blameless one of hands and the clean of heart; who lifted not up his soul to vanity, and swore not for deceit

Psalm 51:10

Create for me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit in my midst,

Malachi 3:14

Ye said, Vanity to serve God: and what profit that we watched his watches, and that we went mourning from the face of Jehovah of armies?

Hebrews 10:19-22

Having therefore, brethren, freedom of speech for the entering in of the holies by the blood of Jesus,

James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse the hands, ye sinful; and purify the hearts, ye double souled.

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