Psalm 18:20
New International Version
The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.

New Living Translation
The LORD rewarded me for doing right; he restored me because of my innocence.

English Standard Version
The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; He has repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

King James Bible
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; he repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands.

Contemporary English Version
You are good to me, LORD, because I do right, and you reward me because I am innocent.

Good News Translation
The LORD rewards me because I do what is right; he blesses me because I am innocent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; He repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands.

International Standard Version
The LORD will reward me because I am righteous; because my hands are clean he will restore me;

NET Bible
The LORD repaid me for my godly deeds; he rewarded my blameless behavior.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness. According to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Lord Jehovah rewarded me according to my righteousness, and according to the purity of my hands he repaid me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD rewarded me because of my righteousness, because my hands are clean. He paid me back

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands hath He recompensed me.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD will reward me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he shall recompense me.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.

American King James Version
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.

American Standard Version
Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord will recompense me according to my righteousness; even according to the purity of my hands will he recompense me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord will reward me according to my justice; and will repay me according to the cleanness of my hands:

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

English Revised Version
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

World English Bible
Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness. According to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah doth recompense me According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
19He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me. 20The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; He has repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands. 21For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:19
When a man finds his enemy, does he let him go away unharmed? May the LORD reward you with good for what you have done for me this day.

1 Samuel 26:23
May the LORD repay every man for his righteousness and faithfulness. For the LORD delivered you into my hand today, but I would not stretch out my hand against the LORD's anointed.

Job 22:30
He will deliver even the guilty one, who will be rescued through the purity of your hands."

Job 33:26
He will pray to God and find favor; he will see His face and shout for joy, and God will restore the righteousness of that man.

Psalm 7:8
The LORD judges the peoples; vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and integrity.

Psalm 18:24
So the LORD has repaid me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.

Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to falsehood, who does not swear deceitfully.

Psalm 58:11
Then men will say, "There is surely a reward for the righteous! There is surely a God who judges the earth!"

Ezekiel 18:22
None of the transgressions he has committed will be held against him. Because of the righteousness he has practiced, he will live.

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.

rewarded

Psalm 58:11
So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

1 Samuel 24:17,20
And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil…

Proverbs 11:18
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

cleanness

Psalm 18:24
Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

Psalm 7:3
O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

Psalm 24:4
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has rewarded me
יִגְמְלֵ֣נִי (yiḡ·mə·lê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1580: To deal fully or adequately with, deal out to, wean, ripen

according to my righteousness;
כְּצִדְקִ֑י (kə·ṣiḏ·qî)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

He has repaid me
יָשִׁ֥יב (yā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

according to the cleanness
כְּבֹ֥ר (kə·ḇōr)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1252: Cleanness, pureness

of my hands.
יָ֝דַ֗י (yā·ḏay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(20-23) for this protestation of innocence comp. Psalms 7, 17 and Job, passim. Self-righteous pride and vindication of one's character under calumny are very different things. If taken of the nation at large, comp. Numbers 23:21. Here, also, the text in Samuel offers one or two trifling variations from ours.

Verse 20. - The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness. David has spoken of his "righteousness" already in Psalm 7:8. We must not suppose him to mean absolute blamelessness, any more than Job means such blamelessness by his "integrity" (Job 27:5; Job 31:6). He means honesty of purpose, the sincere endeavour to do right, such conduct as brings about "the answer of a good conscience before God" (1 Peter 3:21). According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me (comp. Job 27:9; Psalm 24:4). "Clean hands" are hands unstained by any wicked action. 18:20-28 Those that forsake the ways of the Lord, depart from their God. But though conscious to ourselves of many a false step, let there not be a wicked departure from our God. David kept his eye upon the rule of God's commands. Constant care to keep from that sin, whatever it be, which most easily besets us, proves that we are upright before God. Those who show mercy to others, even they need mercy. Those who are faithful to God, shall find him all that to them which he has promised to be. The words of the Lord are pure words, very sure to be depended on, and very sweet to be delighted in. Those who resist God, and walk contrary to him, shall find that he will walk contrary to them, Le 26:21-24. The gracious recompence of which David spoke, may generally be expected by those who act from right motives. Hence he speaks comfort to the humble, and terror to the proud; Thou wilt bring down high looks. And he speaks encouragement to himself; Thou wilt light my candle: thou wilt revive and comfort my sorrowful spirit; thou wilt guide my way, that I may avoid the snares laid for me. Thou wilt light my candle to work by, and give me an opportunity of serving thee. Let those that walk in darkness, and labour under discouragements, take courage; God himself will be a Light to them.
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