Job 27:6
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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.

New Living Translation
I will maintain my innocence without wavering. My conscience is clear for as long as I live.

English Standard Version
I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.

New American Standard Bible
"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will cling to my righteousness and never let it go. My conscience will not accuse me as long as I live!

International Standard Version
I'll retain my righteousness and not compromise it; my conscience won't rebuke me at any time.

NET Bible
I will maintain my righteousness and never let it go; my conscience will not reproach me for as long as I live.

New Heart 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I cling to my righteousness and won't let go. My conscience won't accuse me as long as I live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go; My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

New American Standard 1977
“I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go.
            My heart does not reproach any of my days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I hold fast to my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

King James 2000 Bible
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

American King James Version
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

American Standard Version
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: My heart shall not reproach me'so long as I live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My justification, which I have begun to hold, I will not forsake: for my heart doth not reprehend me in all my life.

Darby Bible Translation
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart reproacheth [me] not one of my days.

English Revised Version
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

Webster's Bible Translation
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

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.
Study Bible
Job Affirms his Integrity
5"Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me. 6"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days. 7"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.…
Cross References
Job 2:3
The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause."

Job 6:29
"Desist now, let there be no injustice; Even desist, my righteousness is yet in it.

Job 13:18
"Behold now, I have prepared my case; I know that I will be vindicated.

Job 27:7
"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.

Job 29:14
"I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.

Job 31:6
Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.

Job 32:1
Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Job 32:2
But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.

Job 40:8
"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?
Treasury of Scripture

My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

I hold fast

Job 2:3 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that …

Psalm 18:20-23 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to …

Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

my heart

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void …

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought …

1 John 3:20,21 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows …

so long as I live. Heb. from my days

(6) My heart shall not reproach me.--Or, doth not reproach me for any of my days.

Verse 6. - My righteousness I held fast, and will not let it go. Not only will Job never cease to maintain his integrity in the past, but he will hold fast to the same course of blameless life in the future. He will not "curse God, and die." Resolutely he will maintain his faith in God, and his dependence on him. "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him." My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. This is probably the true meaning, though some suggest "My heart doth not reproach me for any of my days" Job determines to "have always a conscience void of offence, both toward God and toward man" (Acts 24:16; comp. Acts 23:1; 1 Corinthians 4:4; 2 Timothy 1:3; 1 John 3:21). My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go,.... Meaning not his personal righteousness, or the righteousness of his works, as his justifying righteousness before God, and for acceptance with him; which no man that is convinced of the insufficiency of, as Job was, will hold fast, but renounce, and desire, with the Apostle Paul, not to be found in it, Philippians 3:9. Indeed the righteousness of his living Redeemer, which was his, and he might call so, this he knew, and knew he should be justified by it, and which he laid hold upon by faith in the strong exercise of it, and would not drop it, or become remiss in it, but retain it, and constantly make mention of it, and plead it as his justifying righteousness with God; but here he intends the righteousness of his cause, which he always maintained strongly, and was determined he ever would, and never give way, or let it drop, but continue to affirm, that he was a righteous man, and that it was not for any unrighteousness he had done to any man that God dealt thus with him; he had wronged no man, he had done justice to all men, as well as he was not devoid of the fear of God, and piety towards him; and this character of himself he would never give up, but defend to the uttermost:

my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live; not that he imagined he should or could live without sin, so that his conscience could never charge, accuse, or upbraid him with it; for there is no man, let him live a life ever so harmless and inoffensive to God and man, but his heart will smite him, and condemn him for his sins committed in thought, word, and deed: but Job's sense is, that he would never deny his integrity, or renounce the righteousness of his cause, and own himself to be an insincere and unrighteous man; should he do this, he should speak contrary to his own conscience, which would accuse and reproach him for so saying, and therefore he was determined it never should; for, as long as he lived, he neither could nor would say any such thing. Some render the last phrase, "for my days" (c), or "concerning" them; for my course of life, all my days, so Jarchi; for that my heart shall not reproach me, as being conscious to himself he had lived in all good conscience to that day, and trusted he ever should; but the sense before given is best.

(c) "propter dies meos", Munster; "vel propter dies vitae meae", Michaelis; "de diebus meis", Schultens. 6. Rather, my "heart" (conscience) reproaches "not one of my days," that is, I do not repent of any of my days since I came into existence [Maurer].27:1-6 Job's friends now suffered him to speak, and he proceeded in a grave and useful manner. Job had confidence in the goodness both of his cause and of his God; and cheerfully committed his cause to him. But Job had not due reverence when he spake of God as taking away his judgment, and vexing his soul. To resolve that our hearts shall not reproach us, while we hold fast our integrity, baffles the designs of the evil spirit.
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