New International Version
you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me.
King James Bible
Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.
Darby Bible Translation
Then wouldest thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes would abhor me.
World English Bible
yet you will plunge me in the ditch. My own clothes shall abhor me.
Young's Literal Translation
Then in corruption Thou dost dip me, And my garments have abominated me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And mine own clothes shall abhor me - Such is thine infinite purity, when put in opposition to the purity of man, that it will bear no comparison. Searched and tried by the eye of God, I should be found as a leper, so that my own clothes would dread to touch me, for fear of being infected by my corruption. This is a strong and bold figure; and is derived from the corrupted state of his body, which his clothes dreaded to touch, because of the contagious nature of his disorder.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
abhor me. or, make me to be abhorred
LibraryMarch 16 Morning
What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman …
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Later English Reformers
Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with cleansing powder,
"He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court.
Yet you ask him, 'What profit is it to me, and what do I gain by not sinning?'
I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.
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