Job 16:17
New International Version
yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure.

New Living Translation
Yet I have done no wrong, and my prayer is pure.

English Standard Version
although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.

Berean Study Bible
yet my hands are free of violence and my prayer is pure.

New American Standard Bible
Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.

King James Bible
Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.

Christian Standard Bible
although my hands are free from violence and my prayer is pure.

Contemporary English Version
though I am not violent, and my prayers are sincere.

Good News Translation
but I am not guilty of any violence, and my prayer to God is sincere.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
although my hands are free from violence and my prayer is pure.

International Standard Version
even though violence is not my intention, and my prayer is pure."

NET Bible
although there is no violence in my hands and my prayer is pure.

New Heart English Bible
Although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
although my hands have done nothing violent, and my prayer is sincere.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.

New American Standard 1977
Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.

Jubilee Bible 2000
even though there is no injustice in my hands, and my prayer has been pure.

King James 2000 Bible
Not for any violence in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

American King James Version
Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

American Standard Version
Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My belly has been parched with wailing, and darkness is on my eyelids.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things have I suffered without the iniquity of my hand, when I offered pure prayers to God.

Darby Bible Translation
Although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.

English Revised Version
Although there is no violence in mine hands, and my prayer is pure.

Webster's Bible Translation
Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

World English Bible
Although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.

Young's Literal Translation
Not for violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.
Study Bible
Job Decries his Comforters
16My face is red with weeping, and deep shadows circle my eyes; 17yet my hands are free of violence and my prayer is pure. 18O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help never be laid to rest.…
Cross References
Job 16:18
O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help never be laid to rest.

Job 27:4
my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

Job 33:9
I am pure, without transgression; I am clean, with no iniquity in me.

Isaiah 59:6
Their cobwebs cannot be made into clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their deeds are sinful deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands.

Jonah 3:8
Furthermore, let both man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and have everyone call out earnestly to God. Let each one turn from his evil ways and from the violence in his hands.

Treasury of Scripture

Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

Not for

Job 11:14
If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.

Job 15:20,34
The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor…

Job 21:27,28
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me…

my prayer

Job 8:5,6
If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; …

Psalm 66:18,19
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: …

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.







Lexicon
yet
עַ֭ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my hands
בְּכַפָּ֑י (bə·ḵap·pāy)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

are free of
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

violence
חָמָ֣ס (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain

and my prayer
וּֽתְפִלָּתִ֥י (ū·ṯə·p̄il·lā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

is pure.
זַכָּֽה׃ (zak·kāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2134: Pure, clean
(17) Not for any injustice.--Literally, for no injustice, just as in Isaiah 53:9 : "because he had done no violence," should be "not because he had done any violence, or because deceit was in his mouth."

Verse 17. - Not for any injustice in mine hands; or, not that there is any violence in my hands (scrap. Isaiah 53:9, where the expression used of the Messiah is nearly the same). Job repudiates the charge of rapine and robbery which Eliphaz has brought against him (Job 15:28, 34). His hands have not done violence to any. Also my prayer is pure. Neither has he been guilty of the hypocrisy which Eliphaz has also charged him with (Job 15:34). His prayers have been sincere and genuine. 16:17-22 Job's condition was very deplorable; but he had the testimony of his conscience for him, that he never allowed himself in any gross sin. No one was ever more ready to acknowledge sins of infirmity. Eliphaz had charged him with hypocrisy in religion, but he specifies prayer, the great act of religion, and professes that in this he was pure, though not from all infirmity. He had a God to go to, who he doubted not took full notice of all his sorrows. Those who pour out tears before God, though they cannot plead for themselves, by reason of their defects, have a Friend to plead for them, even the Son of man, and on him we must ground all our hopes of acceptance with God. To die, is to go the way whence we shall not return. We must all of us, very certainly, and very shortly, go this journey. Should not then the Saviour be precious to our souls? And ought we not to be ready to obey and to suffer for his sake? If our consciences are sprinkled with his atoning blood, and testify that we are not living in sin or hypocrisy, when we go the way whence we shall not return, it will be a release from prison, and an entrance into everlasting happiness.
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