Job 6:29
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New International Version
Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.

New Living Translation
Stop assuming my guilt, for I have done no wrong.

English Standard Version
Please turn; let no injustice be done. Turn now; my vindication is at stake.

Berean Study Bible
Reconsider; do not be unjust. Reconsider, for my righteousness is at stake.

New American Standard Bible
"Desist now, let there be no injustice; Even desist, my righteousness is yet in it.

King James Bible
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

Christian Standard Bible
Reconsider; don't be unjust. Reconsider; my righteousness is still the issue.

Contemporary English Version
Stop accusing me falsely; my reputation is at stake.

Good News Translation
You have gone far enough. Stop being unjust. Don't condemn me. I'm in the right.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Reconsider; don't be unjust. Reconsider; my righteousness is still the issue.

International Standard Version
Repent! Let there be no injustice; Change your ways! My vindication is at stake.

NET Bible
Relent, let there be no falsehood; reconsider, for my righteousness is intact!

New Heart English Bible
Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Please change your mind. Don't permit any injustice. Change your mind because I am still right about this!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

New American Standard 1977
“Desist now, let there be no injustice; Even desist, my righteousness is yet in it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Turn now, and there is no iniquity; return again to look for my righteousness in this.

King James 2000 Bible
Return, I pray you, let it not be injustice; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

American King James Version
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it.

American Standard Version
Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Answer, I beseech you, without contention: and speaking that which is just, judge ye.

Darby Bible Translation
Return, I pray you, let there be no wrong; yea, return again, my righteousness shall be in it.

English Revised Version
Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

Webster's Bible Translation
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it.

World English Bible
Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn back, I pray you, let it not be perverseness, Yea, turn back again -- my righteousness is in it.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
28But now, please look at me; would I lie to your face? 29Reconsider; do not be unjust. Reconsider, for my righteousness is at stake. 30Is there iniquity on my tongue? Can my mouth not discern malice?…
Cross References
Job 10:15
If I am guilty, woe to me! And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift my head. I am full of shame and aware of my affliction.

Job 12:4
I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

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

Job 19:6
then understand that it is God who has wronged me and drawn His net around me.

Job 23:10
Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 27:5
I will never declare that you are right; I will maintain my integrity until I die.

Job 27:6
I will hold fast my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.

Job 34:5
For Job has declared, 'I am righteous, yet God has deprived me of justice.

Job 42:1
Then Job replied to the LORD:

Treasury of Scripture

Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it.

Return.

Job 17:10 But as for you all, do you return, and come now: for I cannot find …

Malachi 3:18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the …

my righteousness.

Job 27:4-6 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit…

in it. that is, in this matter.







(29) Return, I pray you.--"Do not regard the case as settled, but come again and examine it; try once more before you decide there is no unrighteousness in my case;" or, as some understand it, in my tongue, which is expressed immediately afterwards, and is here anticipated in the pronoun her. This rendering is certainly confirmed by Job 6:30.

Verse 29. - Return, I pray you; i.e. "go back upon my case: reconsider it." And then, Let it not be iniquity; or, let there be no iniquity; i.e. let no injustice be done me. Yea, return again, my righteousness is in it If my cause be well considered, it will be seen that I am in no way blameworthy. Return, I pray you,.... From the ill opinion you have of me, and from your hard censures, and entertain other sentiments concerning me: or it may be, upon these words of Job his friends might be rising up as usual to take their leave of him, and break off conversation with him; and therefore he entreats they would return to their seats, and resume the debate, and give a friendly hearing of his case:

let it not be iniquity; either let it not be reckoned an iniquity to return and go on hearing his case; or he entreats that they would take care not to sin in their anger and resentment against him, nor go on to charge him with iniquity: or it may be rendered, "there is no iniquity" (h); that is, it should be found that there was no such iniquity in him as he was charged with; not that he was free from all sin, which no man is, but from that which his friends judged he was guilty of, hypocrisy:

yea, return again; he most earnestly importunes them to return and patiently hear him out:

my righteousness is in it; in the whole of this affair before them, and which was the matter of controversy between them; meaning, not his justifying righteousness before God, but the righteousness of his cause before men; he doubted not but, when things were thoroughly searched into, that his righteousness would be as clear as the light, and his judgment as the noonday; that he should appear to be a righteous man, and his cause a just one; and should stand acquitted and free from all charges and imputations.

(h) "non erit iniquitas", Beza, Mercerus; "nulla", Schultens. 29. Return—rather, "retract" your charges:

let it not be iniquity—that is, (retract) that injustice may not be done me. Yea retract, "my righteousness is in it"; that is, my right is involved in this matter.6:14-30 In his prosperity Job formed great expectations from his friends, but now was disappointed. This he compares to the failing of brooks in summer. Those who rest their expectations on the creature, will find it fail when it should help them; whereas those who make God their confidence, have help in the time of need, Heb 4:16. Those who make gold their hope, sooner or later will be ashamed of it, and of their confidence in it. It is our wisdom to cease from man. Let us put all our confidence in the Rock of ages, not in broken reeds; in the Fountain of life, not in broken cisterns. The application is very close; for now ye are nothing. It were well for us, if we had always such convictions of the vanity of the creature, as we have had, or shall have, on a sick-bed, a death-bed, or in trouble of conscience. Job upbraids his friends with their hard usage. Though in want, he desired no more from them than a good look and a good word. It often happens that, even when we expect little from man, we have less; but from God, even when we expect much, we have more. Though Job differed from them, yet he was ready to yield as soon as it was made to appear that he was in error. Though Job had been in fault, yet they ought not to have given him such hard usage. His righteousness he holds fast, and will not let it go. He felt that there had not been such iniquity in him as they supposed. But it is best to commit our characters to Him who keeps our souls; in the great day every upright believer shall have praise of God.
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