New International Version
I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My righteousness I hold fast - I stand firmly on this ground; I have endeavored to live an upright life, and my afflictions are not the consequence of my sins.
My heart shall not reproach me - I shall take care so to live that I shall have a conscience void of offense before God and man. "Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God;" 1 John 3:21. This seems to be Job's meaning.
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I hold fast
so long as I live. Heb. from my days
LibraryThe Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
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.
Now that I have prepared my case, I know I will be vindicated.
"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unjust!
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.
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