Proverbs 20:9
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English Standard Version
Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”?

King James Bible
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

American Standard Version
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who can say: My heart is clean, I am pure from sin?

English Revised Version
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Webster's Bible Translation
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Proverbs 20:9 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

3 It is an honour to a man to remain far from strife;

   But every fool showeth his teeth.

Or better: whoever is a fool quisquis amens, for the emphasis does not lie on this, that every fool, i.e., every single one of this sort, contends to the uttermost; but that whoever is only always a fool finds pleasure in such strife. Regarding התגּלּע, vid., Proverbs 17:14; Proverbs 18:1. On the contrary, it is an honour to a man to be peaceable, or, as it is here expressed, to remain far from strife. The phrase may be translated: to desist from strife; but in this case the word would be pointed שׁבת, which Hitzig prefers; for שׁבת from שׁבת means, 2 Samuel 23:7, annihilation (the termination of existence); also Exodus 21:19, שׁבתּו does not mean to be keeping holy day; but to be sitting, viz., at home, in a state of incapability for work. Rightly Fleischer: "ישׁב מן, like Arab. ḳ'ad ṣan, to remain sitting quiet, and thus to hold oneself removed from any kind of activity." He who is prudent, and cares for his honour, not only breaks off strife when it threatens to become passionate, but does not at all enter into it, keeps himself far removed from it.

Proverbs 20:9 Parallel Commentaries

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1 Kings 8:46 If they sin against you, (for there is no man that sins not,) and you be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy...

2 Chronicles 6:36 If they sin against you, (for there is no man which sins not,) and you be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies...

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not.

1 Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord.

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us...

Cross References
Romans 3:9
What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin,

1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 Kings 8:46
"If they sin against you--for there is no one who does not sin--and you are angry with them and give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near,

2 Chronicles 6:36
"If they sin against you--for there is no one who does not sin--and you are angry with them and give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to a land far or near,

Job 14:4
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one.

Job 15:14
What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous?

Ecclesiastes 7:20
Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.

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