Job 16:17
Job: Poor Comforters Are You

1Then Job answered and said, 2I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all. 3Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer? 4I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you. 5But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief. 6Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased? 7But now he has made me weary: you have made desolate all my company. 8And you have filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face. 9He tears me in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes on me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes on me. 10They have gaped on me with their mouth; they have smitten me on the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. 11God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. 12I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark. 13His archers compass me round about, he splits my reins asunder, and does not spare; he pours out my gall on the ground. 14He breaks me with breach on breach, he runs on me like a giant. 15I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust. 16My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death; 17Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure. 18O earth, cover not you my blood, and let my cry have no place. 19Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high. 20My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to God. 21O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor! 22When a few years are come, then I shall go the way from where I shall not return.
Cross References
Job 16:18
O earth, cover not you my blood, and let my cry have no place.

Job 27:4
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

Job 33:9
I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

Isaiah 59:6
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

Jonah 3:8
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God: yes, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

Treasury of Scripture

Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

Not for

Job 11:14 If iniquity be in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tabernacles.

Job 15:20,34 The wicked man travails with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor...

Job 21:27,28 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully imagine against me...

Job 22:5-9 Is not your wickedness great? and your iniquities infinite...

Job 27:6,7 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live...

Job 29:12-17 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him...

Job 31:1 I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think on a maid?


Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 44:17-21 All this is come on us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant...

my prayer

Job 8:5,6 If you would seek to God betimes, and make your supplication to the Almighty...

Psalm 66:18,19 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me...

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Strong's Concordance
Not for [any] injustice in mine hands: also my prayer [is] pure.
Topical Bible
Acts Although Clean Free Hands Injustice Prayer Pure Though Violence Violent
Job Chapter 16 Verse 17

Alphabetical: Although and been free hands have in is my no of prayer pure there violence yet

OT Poetry: Job 16:17 Although there is no violence in my (Jb)
Job 16:16
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