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Job 31:7

    Job 31:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If my step has turned out of the way, and my heart walked after my eyes, and if any blot has stuck to my hands;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If my step hath turned out of the way, And my heart walked after mine eyes, And if any spot hath cleaved to my hands:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If my steps have been turned out of the way, or if my heart went after my eyes, or if the property of another is in my hands;

    Webster's Revision

    If my step hath turned out of the way, And my heart walked after mine eyes, And if any spot hath cleaved to my hands:

    World English Bible

    if my step has turned out of the way, if my heart walked after my eyes, if any defilement has stuck to my hands,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any spot hath cleaved to mine hands:

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 31:7

    If my step hath turned out of the way - I am willing to be sifted to the uttermost - for every step of my foot, for every thought of my heart, for every look of mine eye, and for every act of my hands.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 31:7

    If my step hath turned out of the way - The path in which I ought to walk - the path of virtue.

    And mine heart walked after mine eyes - That is, if I have coveted what my eyes have beheld; or if I have been determined by the appearance of things rather than by what is right, I consent to bear the appropriate punishment.

    And if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands - To have clean hands is emblematic of innocence; Job 17:9; Psalm 24:4; compare Matthew 27:24. The word blot here means stain, blemish: Daniel 1:4. The idea is, that his hands were pure, and that he had not been guilty of any act of fraud or violence in depriving others of their property.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 31:7

    31:7 Heart - If I have let my heart loose to covet forbidden things, which mine eyes have seen: commonly sin enters by the eye into the heart. A blot - Any unjust gain.
    Book: Job