New American Standard Bible
"Desist now, let there be no injustice; Even desist, my righteousness is yet in it.
King James Bible
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.
Darby Bible Translation
Return, I pray you, let there be no wrong; yea, return again, my righteousness shall be in it.
World English Bible
Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn back, I pray you, let it not be perverseness, Yea, turn back again -- my righteousness is in it.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Return, I pray you - That is, return to the argument. Give your attention to it again. Perhaps he may have discerned a disposition in them to turn away from what he was saying, and to withdraw and leave him. Job expresses his belief that he could convince them; and he proposes more fully to state his views, if they would attend to him.
Let it not be iniquity - Let it not be considered as wrong thus to come back to the argument. Or, let it not be assumed that my sentiments are erroneous, and my heart evil. Job means, that it should not be taken for granted that he was a hypocrite; that he was conscious of sincerity, and that he was convinced that he could satisfy them of it if they would lend a listening ear. A similar sentiment he expresses in Job 19:28 :
But ye should say, Why persecute we him?
Seeing the root of the matter is found in me.
My righteousness is in it - Margin, that is, this matter. The sense is, "my complete vindication is in the argument which I propose to state. I am prepared to show that I am innocent." On that account, he wishes them to return and attend to what he proposed to say.
Library"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Rom. xv. 13.--"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing," &c. It is usual for the Lord in his word to turn his precepts unto promises, which shows us, that the commandments of God do not so much import an ability in us, or suppose strength to fulfil them, as declare that obligation which lies upon us, and his purpose and intention to accomplish in some, what he requires of all: and therefore we should accordingly convert all his precepts unto prayers, seeing he hath made …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Sinner Stripped of his Vain Pleas.
If I am wicked, woe to me! And if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am sated with disgrace and conscious of my misery.
"I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke.
"Behold now, I have prepared my case; I know that I will be vindicated.
Know then that God has wronged me And has closed His net around me.
"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
"Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.
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