New Living Translation
"I am innocent, but it makes no difference to me--I despise my life.
King James Bible
Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
Darby Bible Translation
Were I perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
World English Bible
I am blameless. I don't respect myself. I despise my life.
Young's Literal Translation
Perfect I am! -- I know not my soul, I despise my life.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:21 Perfect - If I should think myself perfect, yet I would not know, not acknowledge, my soul; I could not own nor plead before God the integrity of my soul, but would only make supplication to my judge, I would abhor, or condemn my life, I would not trust to the integrity either of my soul and heart, or of my life, so as to justify myself before the pure and piercing eyes of the all - seeing God.
LibraryThe Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
That the Self-Existent Being must be All-Powerful.
"We have no Might. " 2 Chron. xx. 12
Whether it is Lawful for a Man to Confess a Sin which He Has not Committed?
There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless--a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.
I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me.
I hate my life and don't want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.
Even if I were right, I would have no defense. I could only plead for mercy.
Although you know I am not guilty, no one can rescue me from your hands.
Yet my friends laugh at me, for I call on God and expect an answer. I am a just and blameless man, yet they laugh at me.
I have prepared my case; I will be proved innocent.
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