New Defender's Study Bible Notes
27:6 My righteousness. Regardless of the sarcastic criticisms of his erstwhile friends and even of the apparent silence of God, Job was determined both to maintain his practice of righteousness and of trusting God, and also insisting openly that he had lived righteously even if others kept insisting this was hypocrisy.
27:23 clap their hands. This is the first of nine references to hand-clapping; with four different Hebrew words being so translated. However, all of these refer to “smiting” or “striking,” either in derision or in exultation over the defeat and humiliation of an enemy, and are commonly so translated. The modern practices of clapping to show approval of a performance or in rhythmic accompaniment to music and dancing has no Biblical warrant.