New Living Translation
Though I am innocent, my own mouth would pronounce me guilty. Though I am blameless, it would prove me wicked.
King James Bible
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
Darby Bible Translation
If I justified myself, mine own mouth would condemn me; were I perfect, he would prove me perverse.
World English Bible
Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.
Young's Literal Translation
If I be righteous, Mine mouth doth declare me wicked, Perfect I am! -- it declareth me perverse.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:20 Justify - If I plead against God mine own righteousness and innocency.
LibraryThe Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
That the Self-Existent Being must be All-Powerful.
"We have no Might. " 2 Chron. xx. 12
Whether it is Lawful for a Man to Confess a Sin which He Has not Committed?
Even if I were right, I would have no defense. I could only plead for mercy.
Whatever happens, I will be found guilty. So what's the use of trying?
Your own mouth condemns you, not I. Your own lips testify against you.
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