Job 17:9

“The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath cleane hands shalbe stronger, and stronger.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yet shall the righteous hold on his way, And he that hath clean hands shall wax stronger and stronger.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Still the upright keeps on his way, and he who has clean hands gets new strength.
- Basic English Bible

But the righteous shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall increase in strength.
- Darby Bible

The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
- Webster's Bible

Yet shall the righteous hold on his way. He who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.
- World English Bible

And the righteous layeth hold [on] his way, And the clean of hands addeth strength, And -- dumb are they all.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Yet the righteous holdeth on his way, and he that hath clean hands waxeth stronger and stronger.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Job 17

  • Michael chimezie
    This tells us that as humans, we have our weakness is times of trail, we are bound to feel down and out, but we should find encouragement in the Lordship of God almight, that He knows all things. Thanks to the encouragements and reprove from the Good friends he kept.
  • Maria
    Job was suffering through a terrible calamity brought upon him; he thought that by serving God and live a righteous life both him and his family would be saved. when all the catastrophe happened to him, he begin to feel wretched and so he turns everything that 's happened to him onto himself, cursing himself and the day that he was born. Throughout all this, he still revered God, still trust him.
  • Dwight
    I think it is very similar to Philippians 1:6. A true believer who knows that he is eternally secure realizes that no matter what takes place in his life that includes good things and will certainly include bad and tragic things, the Holy Spirit will continue to work in his life to conform him to the image of Jesus Christ.
  • GIFT KOFI TETTEY for verse 9
    Job 17:9,Simple means he who is righteous and having clean hands is always confident in the midst challenges and difficulties because his heart is at peace. He has the assurance that Jesus is the anchor of his/her hope so nothing absolutely nothing can move him. He is focus in life and always abide in the perfect will of God. Keeps moving forward despite the obstacles and setbacks
  • OLORUNDA TIMOTHY K for verse 3
    When you hold to your faith in jesus christ you sure of a surety

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