Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a filthy rag; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind, our iniquities sweep us away.

New American Standard Bible

For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

King James Version

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Holman Bible

All of us have become like something unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment;
all of us wither like a leaf,
and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.

A Conservative Version

For we have all become as unclean, and all our righteous acts are as a polluted garment. And we all fade as a leaf. And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

American Standard Version

For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Amplified

For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God's favor, hurrying us toward destruction].

Bible in Basic English

For we have all become like an unclean person, and all our good acts are like a dirty robe: and we have all become old like a dead leaf, and our sins, like the wind, take us away.

Darby Translation

And we are all become as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have carried us away;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But we were all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses as filthy rags; and we all fell as the leaves of a tree; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Julia Smith Translation

And we were all as the unclean, and all our justice as the garment of monthly courses; and we shall all fail away as the leaf; and our iniquities as the wind will take us away.

King James 2000

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And we all have become like the unclean, and all our deeds of justice like a menstrual cloth, And we all wither like leaf, and our iniquities take us away like the wind.

Modern King James verseion

But we are all as the unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as a menstruation cloth. And we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags, stained with the flux of a woman: we fall every and each one as the leaf, for our sins carry us away like the wind.

NET Bible

We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight. We all wither like a leaf; our sins carry us away like the wind.

New Heart English Bible

For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

The Emphasized Bible

But we have become as one unclean all of us, And, as a garment polluted, were all our righteous doings, - And so we faded like a leaf all of us, And, our iniquity, as a wind, carried us away;

Webster

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

World English Bible

For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Youngs Literal Translation

And we are as unclean -- all of us, And as a garment passing away, all our righteous acts; And we fade as a leaf -- all of us. And our iniquities as wind do take us away.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But we are all as an unclean
טמא 
Tame' 
Usage: 88

are as filthy
עד 
`ed 
Usage: 1

בּגד 
Beged 
Usage: 217

as a leaf
עלה 
`aleh 
Usage: 18

עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

like the wind
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

References

Context Readings

Prayer For Mercy

5 You come to the aid of those who gladly do what's right, To those who remember you in your ways. See, you were angry, and we sinned against them for a long time, but we will be saved. 6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a filthy rag; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind, our iniquities sweep us away. 7 There is no one who calls on your name or rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have given us into the control of our iniquity.



Cross References

Psalm 90:5-6

You will sweep them away while they are asleep by morning they are like growing grass.

Job 42:5-6

I've heard you with my ears; and now I've seen you with my eyes.

Job 14:4

Who can produce a clean thing from an unclean thing? No one!

Isaiah 6:5

"How terrible it will be for me!" I cried, "because I am ruined! I'm a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips! And my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies!"

Isaiah 40:6-8

A voice says, "Cry out!" So I asked, "What am I to cry out?" "All humanity is grass, and all its loyalty is like the flowers of the field.

Romans 7:18

For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out.

Romans 7:24

What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is infected by death?

Ephesians 2:1-2

You used to be dead because of your offenses and sins

Job 15:14-16

"What is mankind, that he can be blameless? Or does being born of a woman mean he'll be in the right?

Job 25:4

How can a human being become right with God? How can a human being be pure?

Job 40:4

"I must look insignificant to you! How can I answer you? I'm speechless.

Psalm 1:4

But this is not the case with the wicked. They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

Psalm 51:5

Indeed, in iniquity I was brought forth; in sin my mother conceived me.

Isaiah 46:12

"Listen to me, you hard-hearted, you who are far removed from righteousness:

Isaiah 48:1

"Listen to this, house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, and who have come forth from Judah's loins; you who swear oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel but not in truth, nor in good faith.

Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, each of us, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 57:12-13

"I will denounce your righteousness and your works, for your collections of idols will not benefit you.

Jeremiah 4:11-12

At that time, it will be told this people and to Jerusalem, "A scorching wind from the barren heights in the desert is coming toward my people, and it's not for winnowing or cleansing.

Hosea 4:19

A wind storm will carry them away in its embrace, and their sacrifices will bring them shame."

Zechariah 3:3

Now Joshua was wearing filthy clothes as he stood in the presence of the angel.

Zechariah 5:8-11

And the angel said, "This is evil!" So he shoved her back into the basket and snapped the round, lead cover over the opening.

Philippians 3:9

and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the Law, but one that comes through the faithfulness of the Messiah, the righteousness that comes from God and that depends on faith.

Titus 3:3

After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.

James 1:10-11

and a rich person in his having been humbled, because he will fade away like a wild flower.

1 Peter 1:24-25

For "All human life is like grass, and all its glory is like a flower in the grass. The grass dries up and the flower drops off,

Revelation 3:17-18

You say, "I am rich. I have become wealthy. I don't need anything." Yet you don't realize that you are miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.

Revelation 7:13

"Who are these people wearing white robes," one of the elders asked me, "and where did they come from?"

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