New International Version
if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state.
King James Bible
If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
Darby Bible Translation
If thou be pure and upright, surely now he will awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous;
World English Bible
If you were pure and upright, surely now he would awaken for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
Young's Literal Translation
If pure and upright thou art, Surely now He waketh for thee, And hath completed The habitation of thy righteousness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thou wert pure and upright - Concerning thy guilt there can be no doubt; for if thou hadst been a holy man, and these calamities had occurred through accident, or merely by the malice of thy enemies, would not God, long ere this, have manifested his power and justice in thy behalf, punished thy enemies, and restored thee to affluence?
The habitation of thy righteousness - Strongly ironical. If thy house had been as a temple of God, in which his worship had been performed, and his commandments obeyed, would it now be in a state of ruin and desolation?
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LibraryTwo Kinds of Hope
'Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.'--JOB viii. 14. 'And hope maketh not ashamed.'--ROMANS v. 5. These two texts take opposite sides. Bildad was not the wisest of Job's friends, and he gives utterance to solemn commonplaces with partial truth in them. In the rough it is true that the hope of the ungodly perishes, and the limits of the truth are concealed by the splendour of the imagery and the perfection of artistic form in which the well-worn platitude is draped. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.
They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.
Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.
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