New International Version
I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
King James Bible
God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Darby Bible Translation
Be it far from me that I should justify you; till I die I will not remove my blamelessness from me.
World English Bible
Far be it from me that I should justify you. Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
Young's Literal Translation
Pollution to me -- if I justify you, Till I expire I turn not aside mine integrity from me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God forbid - חלילה לי - di chalilah lli, far be it from me, that I should justify you - that I should now, by any kind of acknowledgment of wickedness or hypocrisy justify your harsh judgment. You say that God afflicts me for my crimes; I say, and God knows it is truth, that I have not sinned so as to draw down any such judgment upon me. Your judgment, therefore, is pronounced at your own risk.
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Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason."
Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.
I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.
let God weigh me in honest scales and he will know that I am blameless--
So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.
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