Untainted by iniquity. Since the hands are the instruments of activity, to have clean hands means to be upright (see Job 17:9; Ps. 18:24).
A pure heart.
True religion does not consist in mere outward conformity to religious ceremonies; it controls the heart and produces purity of thought and sincerity of motive.
Lifted up his soul.
“Soul” means “self” (see on Ps. 3:2; Ps. 16:10).
Heb. shaw’, “worthlessness”; sometimes used of idols as being worthless (Jer. 18:15); also of false opinions, swearing falsely or taking God’s name in vain (Ex. 20:7). The godly man regards only that which is true and real.