New American Standard Bible
"If my step has turned from the way, Or my heart followed my eyes, Or if any spot has stuck to my hands,
King James Bible
If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
Darby Bible Translation
If my step have turned out of the way, and my heart followed mine eyes, and if any blot cleaveth to my hands;
World English Bible
if my step has turned out of the way, if my heart walked after my eyes, if any defilement has stuck to my hands,
Young's Literal Translation
If my step doth turn aside from the way, And after mine eyes hath my heart gone, And to my hands cleaved hath blemish,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If my step hath turned out of the way - The path in which I ought to walk - the path of virtue.
And mine heart walked after mine eyes - That is, if I have coveted what my eyes have beheld; or if I have been determined by the appearance of things rather than by what is right, I consent to bear the appropriate punishment.
And if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands - To have clean hands is emblematic of innocence; Job 17:9; Psalm 24:4; compare Matthew 27:24. The word blot here means stain, blemish: Daniel 1:4. The idea is, that his hands were pure, and that he had not been guilty of any act of fraud or violence in depriving others of their property.
LibraryWhether virtue is in us by Nature?
Objection 1: It would seem that virtue is in us by nature. For Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii, 14): "Virtues are natural to us and are equally in all of us." And Antony says in his sermon to the monks: "If the will contradicts nature it is perverse, if it follow nature it is virtuous." Moreover, a gloss on Mat. 4:23, "Jesus went about," etc., says: "He taught them natural virtues, i.e. chastity, justice, humility, which man possesses naturally." Objection 2: Further, the virtuous good consists …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Confession is According to the Natural Law?
"If I should wash myself with snow And cleanse my hands with lye,
"Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
"My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.
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