Job 29:14
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New International Version
I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.

New Living Translation
Everything I did was honest. Righteousness covered me like a robe, and I wore justice like a turban.

English Standard Version
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban.

New American Standard Bible
"I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.

King James Bible
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I clothed myself in righteousness, and it enveloped me; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.

International Standard Version
I put on righteousness like clothing; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.

NET Bible
I put on righteousness and it clothed me, my just dealing was like a robe and a turban;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I put on righteousness, and it was my clothing. I practiced justice, and it was my robe and my turban.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me as a robe; and my diadem was judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my justice was as a robe and a turban.

American King James Version
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

American Standard Version
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: My justice was as a robe and a diadem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was clad with justice: and I clothed myself with my judgment, as with a robe and a diadem.

Darby Bible Translation
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was as a mantle and a turban.

English Revised Version
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my justice was as a robe and a diadem.

Webster's Bible Translation
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

World English Bible
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.

Young's Literal Translation
Righteousness I have put on, and it clotheth me, As a robe and a diadem my justice.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

29:7-17 All sorts of people paid respect to Job, not only for the dignity of his rank, but for his personal merit, his prudence, integrity, and good management. Happy the men who are blessed with such gifts as these! They have great opportunities of honouring God and doing good, but have great need to watch against pride. Happy the people who are blessed with such men! it is a token for good to them. Here we see what Job valued himself by, in the day of his prosperity. It was by his usefulness. He valued himself by the check he gave to the violence of proud and evil men. Good magistrates must thus be a restraint to evil-doers, and protect the innocent; in order to this, they should arm themselves with zeal and resolution. Such men are public blessings, and resemble Him who rescues poor sinners from Satan. How many who were ready to perish, now are blessing Him! But who can show forth His praises? May we trust in His mercy, and seek to imitate His truth, justice, and love.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - I put on righteousness, and it clothed me (comp. Isaiah 61:10; Psalm 132:9, etc.). Job "put on righteousness;" i.e. made it as the garment wherewith he clothed himself withal (Psalm 109:18, 19), covered up with it all his own natural imperfections, and made it part and parcel of his being. It was a beautiful covering, and, when once he had put it on, it clung to him, and could not be removed. It "clothed him," or rather, if we translate the Hebrew literally, "clothed itself with him." putting him on, as he had put it on. It was not merely external; it was internal, a habit of his soul and spirit. My judgment was as a robe and a diadem; rather, my justice (see the Revised Version). My "justice," or "righteousness" (for the words are synonymous), was at once my robe and my crown, my necessary clothing and my ornament (comp. Isaiah 61:10, "He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels").

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me,.... Not the righteousness of his living Redeemer, the robe of righteousness and garment of salvation he had from him; though he had put on that by faith, and it was his clothing in the sight of God, which covered his person, and covered all his sins from the avenging eye of divine justice; and in which he was presented before God unblamable and irreprovable in his sight, and with which he was adorned and beautified, being made perfectly comely through it, and completely justified by it; but legal righteousness in the administration of his office as a magistrate; he put it on, that is, he exercised it, and he exercised it constantly from morning tonight, and day after day; as a man puts on his clothes in a morning, and keeps them on all the day, and which he is always repeating; and it was as visible in him, and to be seen and observed by all, as the clothes on his back; and it covered him all over as a garment does; no blemish was to be seen in him, or blame to be cast upon him, throughout the whole course of his administration; and this was a fence unto him against all calumny and reproach, as garments are against the inclemency of the weather; see 1 Samuel 12:3; so a godly conversation in the exercise of graces and virtues, and in the performance of duties both to God and man, is sometimes expressed by a putting them on, as garments are put on; see Ephesians 4:24; and these are an outward clothing to appear in before men, and should be shown forth with meekness and wisdom, so as to be beheld by men; and should be continually exercised and constantly performed; and then they are a covering with respect to men, and they appear harmless, blameless, and without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; and thus, by well doing, put to silence the ignorance of foolish men, and such to the blush, those who falsely accuse their good conversation: and this in every sense was Job's case:

my judgment was as a robe and diadem; such as the high priest among the Jews wore in the execution of his office, which made him look grand and majestic; and it was usual in Job's time, as it is in ours, and has been the custom in all ages and countries, for judges and civil magistrates to be clothed in a different manner from others, as it is proper they should, to command an awe and reverence of them among the common people, and make them respectable to them: but Job did not so much regard his purple robe he was clad in, or the distinguishing turban he wore on his head, or whatever it was, and which might bear some resemblance to a mitre or a diadem; as it was his great concern to administer justice, which he reckoned his greatest honour, and was more ornamental to him than all the showy ensigns of his office; and it was this which gave him honour and esteem among all sorts of men, high and low: and his regard to the poor, before observed, did not arise from a foolish commiseration of them as poor men, and in order to get himself a name for his pity to them, but proceeded upon a principle of justice and equity, which he made the rule of his administration; he did not countenance the poor in his cause right or wrong; not the quality of the person, but the righteousness of his cause, was what he attended to; and he took his part not merely because he was a poor man, but seeing his cause was just.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. (Isa 61:10; 1Ch 12:18).

judgment—justice.

diadem—tiara. Rather, "turban," "head-dress." It and the full flowing outer mantle or "robe," are the prominent characteristics of an Oriental grandee's or high priest's dress (Zec 3:5). So Job's righteousness especially characterized him.

Job 29:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job's Former Blessings
13"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy. 14"I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban. 15"I was eyes to the blind And feet to the lame.…
Cross References
Romans 13:14
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

Ephesians 6:14
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

Job 27:5
I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.

Job 27:6
I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.

Psalm 119:121
I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.

Psalm 132:9
May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.'"

Isaiah 59:17
He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

Isaiah 61:10
I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Zechariah 3:5
Then I said, "Put a clean turban on his head." So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the LORD stood by.
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