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Job 6:29

    Job 6:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let your minds be changed, and do not have an evil opinion of me; yes, be changed, for my righteousness is still in me.

    Webster's Revision

    Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

    World English Bible

    Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

    Definitions for Job 6:29

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 6:29

    Return, I pray you - Reconsider the whole subject. Do not be offended. Yea, reconsider the subject; my righteousness is in it - my argumentation is a sufficient proof of my innocence.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 6:29

    Return, I pray you - That is, return to the argument. Give your attention to it again. Perhaps he may have discerned a disposition in them to turn away from what he was saying, and to withdraw and leave him. Job expresses his belief that he could convince them; and he proposes more fully to state his views, if they would attend to him.

    Let it not be iniquity - Let it not be considered as wrong thus to come back to the argument. Or, let it not be assumed that my sentiments are erroneous, and my heart evil. Job means, that it should not be taken for granted that he was a hypocrite; that he was conscious of sincerity, and that he was convinced that he could satisfy them of it if they would lend a listening ear. A similar sentiment he expresses in Job 19:28 :

    But ye should say, Why persecute we him?

    Seeing the root of the matter is found in me.

    My righteousness is in it - Margin, that is, this matter. The sense is, "my complete vindication is in the argument which I propose to state. I am prepared to show that I am innocent." On that account, he wishes them to return and attend to what he proposed to say.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 6:29

    6:29 Return - Turn from your former judgment. Iniquity - Or, there shall be no iniquity, in my words. Righteousness - In this cause or matter between you and me; and you will find the right to be on my side.
    Book: Job