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Job 17:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yet shall the righteous hold on his way, And he that hath clean hands shall wax stronger and stronger.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the righteous shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall increase in strength.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That the righteous may hold on his way, and, the clean of hands, increase in strength.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the righteous layeth hold [on] his way, And the clean of hands addeth strength, And—dumb are they all.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the just man shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath cleane hands shalbe stronger, and stronger.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But let the faithful hold on his own way, and let him that is pure of hands take courage.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
also shall hold 270
{0270} Prime
אָחַז
'achaz
{aw-khaz'}
A primitive root; to seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
on his way, 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
and he that hath clean y2890
[2890] Standard
טְהוֹר
t@howr
{teh-hore'}
From H2891; purity.
x2889
(2889) Complement
טָהוֹר
tahowr
{taw-hore'}
From H2891; pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense).
hands 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
shall be y3254
[3254] Standard
יָסַף
yacaph
{yaw-saf'}
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
stronger and stronger. 555
{0555} Prime
אֹמֶץ
'omets
{o'-mets}
From H0553; strength.
x3254
(3254) Complement
יָסַף
yacaph
{yaw-saf'}
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 17:9

_ _ The strength of religious principle is heightened by misfortune. The pious shall take fresh courage to persevere from the example of suffering Job. The image is from a warrior acquiring new courage in action (Isaiah 40:30, Isaiah 40:31; Philippians 1:14).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 17:9

The righteous also shall hold on his (k) way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

(k) That is, will not be discouraged, considering that the godly are punished as well as the wicked.

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hold on:

Psalms 84:7 They go from strength to strength, [every one of them] in Zion appeareth before God.
Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 14:16 A wise [man] feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Isaiah 35:8-10 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it [shall be] for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err [therein]. ... And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

clean:

Genesis 20:5 Said he not unto me, She [is] my sister? and she, even she herself said, He [is] my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.
Psalms 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Psalms 26:6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
Psalms 73:13 Verily I have cleansed my heart [in] vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
Isaiah 1:15-16 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. ... Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Mark 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.

be stronger and stronger:
Heb. add strength,
Isaiah 40:29-31 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength. ... But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ... Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
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Gn 20:5. Ps 24:4; 26:6; 73:13; 84:7, 11. Pv 4:18; 14:16. Is 1:15; 35:8; 40:29. Mk 7:2. 2Co 12:9. 1P 1:5. 1Jn 2:19.

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