New Living Translation
Whatever happens, I will be found guilty. So what's the use of trying?
King James Bible
If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?
Darby Bible Translation
Be it that I am wicked, why then do I labour in vain?
World English Bible
I shall be condemned. Why then do I labor in vain?
Young's Literal Translation
I -- I am become wicked; why is this? In vain I labour.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:29 I shall - I shall be used like a wicked man still. Why - Why then should I comfort myself with vain hopes of deliverance, as thou advisest me.
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?
Though I am innocent, my own mouth would pronounce me guilty. Though I am blameless, it would prove me wicked.
I will say to God, 'Don't simply condemn me--tell me the charge you are bringing against me.
But the LORD will not let the wicked succeed or let the godly be condemned when they are put on trial.
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