New Living Translation
I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O LORD,
King James Bible
I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
Darby Bible Translation
I will wash my hands in innocency, and will encompass thine altar, O Jehovah,
World English Bible
I will wash my hands in innocence, so I will go about your altar, Yahweh;
Young's Literal Translation
I wash in innocency my hands, And I compass Thine altar, O Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:6 Compass - Approach to thine altar with my sacrifices: which I could not do with any comfort, if I were conscious of those crimes, whereof mine enemies accuse me.
Q-xxxvi: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS WHICH FLOW FROM SANCTIFICATION? A: Assurance of God's love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end. The first benefit flowing from sanctification is assurance of God's love. 'Give diligence to make your calling and election sure.' 2 Pet 1:10. Sanctification is the seed, assurance is the flower which grows out of it: assurance is a consequent of sanctification. The saints of old had it. We know that we know …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
St. Augustine (Ad 354-430)
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
A Treatise on Good Works
Didn't Abraham tell me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'Yes, he is my brother.' I acted in complete innocence! My hands are clean."
Then he presented Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.
Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.
There I will go to the altar of God, to God--the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!
Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason?
Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways.
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