9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be [1] stronger and stronger.

Other Translations of Job 17:9

New International Version

9 Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.

English Standard Version

9 Yet the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands grows stronger and stronger.

The Message

9 "But principled people hold tight, keep a firm grip on life, sure that their clean, pure hands will get stronger and stronger!

New King James Version

9 Yet the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.

New Living Translation

9 The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 17:9

Commentary on Job 17:1-9

(Read Job 17:1-9)

Job reflects upon the harsh censures his friends had passed upon him, and, looking on himself as a dying man, he appeals to God. Our time is ending. It concerns us carefully to redeem the days of time, and to spend them in getting ready for eternity. We see the good use the righteous should make of Job's afflictions from God, from enemies, and from friends. Instead of being discouraged in the service of God, by the hard usage this faithful servant of God met with, they should be made bold to proceed and persevere therein. Those who keep their eye upon heaven as their end, will keep their feet in the paths of religion as their way, whatever difficulties and discouragements they may meet with.