|New International Version (© 2011)|
Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with cleansing powder,
King James Bible
If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;
American Standard Version
If I wash myself with snow water, And make my hands never so clean;
Young's Literal Translation
If I have washed myself with snow-water, And purified with soap my hands,
Job 9:30 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If I wash myself with snow water - Supposed to have a more detergent quality than common water; and it was certainly preferred to common water by the ancients. Of this we find an example in an elegant but licentious author: Tandem ergo discubuimus, pueris Alexandrinis Aquam in manus Nivatam infundentibus, aliisque insequentibus ad pedes - Petr. Satyr., cap. xxxi. "At length we sat down, and had snow water poured on our hands by lads of Alexandria," etc. Mr. Good supposes that there is an allusion here to the ancient rite of washing the hands in token of innocence. See Psalm 26:6 : I will Wash my hands in Innocency; and Psalm 73:13 : Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and Washed my Hands in Innocency. And by this ceremony Pilate declared himself innocent of the blood of Christ, Matthew 27:24.
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Psalm 26:6 I will wash my hands in innocence: so will I compass your altar, O LORD:
Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.
Isaiah 1:16-18 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil...
Jeremiah 2:22 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, said the Lord GOD.
Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
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Job 9:31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me.
Job 31:7 if my steps have turned from the path, if my heart has been led by my eyes, or if my hands have been defiled,
Job 35:3 Yet you ask him, 'What profit is it to me, and what do I gain by not sinning?'
Jeremiah 2:22 Although you wash yourself with soap and use an abundance of cleansing powder, the stain of your guilt is still before me," declares the Sovereign LORD.