New American Standard Bible
"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.
King James Bible
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Darby Bible Translation
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart reproacheth me not one of my days.
World English Bible
I hold fast to my righteousness, and will not let it go. My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Young's Literal Translation
On my righteousness I have laid hold, And I do not let it go, My heart doth not reproach me while I live.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My righteousness I hold fast - I hold on to the consciousness of integrity and uprightness. I cannot, will not, part with that. Job had lost his property, his health, and his domestic comforts, but he had in all this one consolation - he felt that he was sincere. He had been subjected to calamity by God as if he were a wicked man, but still he was resolved to adhere to the consciousness of his uprightness. Property may leave a man; friends may forsake him; children may die; disease may attack him; slander may assail him; and death may approach him; but still he may have in his bosom one unfailing source of consolation; he may have the consciousness that his aim has been right and pure. That nothing can shake; of that, no storms or tempests, no malignant foe, no losses or disappointment, no ridicule or calumny, can deprive him.
My heart shall not reproach me - That is, as being insincere, false, hollow.
So long as I live - Margin, "from my days." So the Hebrew - מימי mı̂yāmāy. Vulgate in omni vita mea. Septuagint, "I am not conscious to myself of having done anything amiss" - ἄτοπα τράξας atopa pracas; compare the notes at 1 Corinthians 4:4. The idea is, that he had a consciousness of integrity, and that he meant to maintain it as long as he lived.
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The interior man is the rational soul; in the apostle: have in your hearts, in the interior man, Christ through faith. [Eph. 3:16] His head is Christ; in the apostle: the head of the man is Christ. [I Cor. 11:3] The crown of the head is the height of righteousness; in Solomon: for the crown of your head has received the crown of grace. The same in a bad part: the crown of hairs having walked about in their own delights, that is, in the height of iniquity. [Prov. 4:9; Ps. 67(68):22(21)] The hair is …
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The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause."
"Desist now, let there be no injustice; Even desist, my righteousness is yet in it.
"Behold now, I have prepared my case; I know that I will be vindicated.
"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.
"I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.
Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.
Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
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