Psalm 73:13 {72:13}
Good News Translation
Is it for nothing, then, that I have kept myself pure and have not committed sin?

Contemporary English Version
What good did it do me to keep my thoughts pure and refuse to do wrong?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.

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And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.

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Job 9:27,31 If I say: I will not speak so: I change my face, and am tormented with sorrow. . . .

Job 21:15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what doth it profit us if we pray to him?

Job 34:9 For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although he run with him.

Job 35:3 For thou saidst: That which is right doth not please thee: or what will it profit thee if I sin?

Malachi 3:14 And you have said: What have we spoken against thee? You have said: He laboureth in vain that serveth God, and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinances, and that we have walked sorrowful before the Lord of hosts?

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Psalm 24:4 The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, who hath not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour.

Psalm 26:6 I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy altar, O Lord:

Psalm 51:10 Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in the entering into the holies by the blood of Christ: . . .

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Context
Endow the King with Your Justice
12Behold these are sinners; and yet, abounding in the world they have obtained riches. 13And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.14And I have been scourged all the day; and my chastisement hath been in the mornings.…
Cross References
Job 21:15
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what doth it profit us if we pray to him?

Job 34:9
For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although he run with him.

Job 35:3
For thou saidst: That which is right doth not please thee: or what will it profit thee if I sin?

Psalm 26:6
I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy altar, O Lord:

Additional Translations
Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure; in innocence I have washed my hands.Truly I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.

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

And I said, Verily in vain have I justified my heart, and washed my hands in innocency.

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

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

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

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

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