New International Version
Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and have washed my hands in innocence.
King James Bible
Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
Darby Bible Translation
Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency:
World English Bible
Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocence,
Young's Literal Translation
Only -- a vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have cleansed my heart in vain - It is no advantage to us to worship the true God, to walk according to the law of righteousness, and keep the ordinances of the Most High.
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'It is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Thy works.'--PSALM lxxiii. 28. The old perplexity as to how it comes, if God is good and wise and strong, that bad men should prosper and good men should suffer, has been making the Psalmist's faith reel. He does not answer the question exactly as the New Testament would have done, but he does find a solution sufficient for himself in two thoughts, the transiency of that outward prosperity, and the …
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Of Meditating on the Future Life.
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?'
For he says, 'There is no profit in trying to please God.'
Yet you ask him, 'What profit is it to me, and what do I gain by not sinning?'
I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, LORD,
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