Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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:

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,

References

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

12 Lo, these are the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength. 13 Only -- a vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands, 14 And I am plagued all the day, And my reproof is every morning.


Cross References

Job 34:9

For he hath said, 'It doth not profit a man, When he delighteth himself with God.'

Psalm 26:6

I wash in innocency my hands, And I compass Thine altar, O Jehovah.

Job 21:15

What is the Mighty One that we serve Him? And what do we profit when we meet with Him?'

Job 35:3

For thou sayest, 'What doth it profit Thee! What do I profit from my sin?'

Job 9:27

Though I say, 'I forget my talking, I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!'

Job 9:31

Then in corruption Thou dost dip me, And my garments have abominated me.

Psalm 24:4

The clean of hands, and pure of heart, Who hath not lifted up to vanity his soul, Nor hath sworn to deceit.

Psalm 51:10

A clean heart prepare for me, O God, And a right spirit renew within me.

Malachi 3:14

Ye have said, 'A vain thing to serve God! And what gain when we kept His charge? And when we have gone in black, Because of Jehovah of Hosts?

Hebrews 10:19-22

Having, therefore, brethren, boldness for the entrance into the holy places, in the blood of Jesus,

James 4:8

draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you; cleanse hands, ye sinners! and purify hearts, ye two-souled!

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