Job 11:14

14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,

Job 11:14 in Other Translations

14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
14 If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents.
14 Get rid of your sins, and leave all iniquity behind you.
14 If you scrub your hands of sin and refuse to entertain evil in your home,
14 if there is iniquity in your hand, remove it, and don't allow injustice to dwell in your tents-

Job 11:14 Meaning and Commentary

Job 11:14

If iniquity [be] in thine hand
For, as the heart must be prepared for the stretching out of the hand in prayer to God, so it is not any hand that is to be stretched out or lifted up unto God; not hands full of blood, or defiled with sin, but holy hands; see ( Isaiah 1:15 ) ( 1 Timothy 2:8 ) ; it is not said, if iniquity be in thine heart, or on thy conscience,

put it far away;
for sin cannot be put away out of the heart, it will have a place there as long as we live; though it should not be regarded, cherished, and nourished there; if so, God will not hear prayer, ( Psalms 66:18 ) ; and nothing can put away or remove afar off guilt from the conscience but the blood of Jesus; which, being sprinkled, purifies the heart and purges the conscience from dead works; but it is said, if it is in thine hand, which is the instrument of action, and may signify the commission of sin, and a series and course of sinning, which Job's friends suspected he was privately guilty of; and therefore advise him to leave off such a sinful course, and abstain from all appearance of evil, and live a holy and godly conversation:

and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles;
in any room or apartment of his house; some restrain this, and iniquity in the former clause, to ill gotten goods, obtained by rapine and oppression, which he is advised to restore to those that had been injured by him; but there is no need to limit it to any sin: besides, wickedness may be put for wicked men, and the sense be, that, as he should not indulge to any iniquity himself, so neither should he suffer wicked men to dwell in his house, but make a general reformation in himself and in his family.

Job 11:14 In-Context

12 But the witless can no more become wise than a wild donkey’s colt can be born human.
13 “Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him,
14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
15 then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear.
16 You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.

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