Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 meet him that rejoices and works righteousness, those that remember you in your ways: behold, you are angry; for we have sinned: in those ways is continuance, and we shall be saved. 6 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. 7 And there is none that calls upon your name, that stirs up himself to take hold of you: for you have hid your face from us, and have consumed us, because of our iniquities.



Cross References

Psalm 90:5-6

You carry them away as with a flood; they are like a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up.

Job 42:5-6

I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you.

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? no one.

Isaiah 6:5

Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 40:6-8

The voice said, } Cry. { And he said, What shall I cry? {} All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is as the flower of the field:

Romans 7:18

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Romans 7:24

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Ephesians 2:1-2

And you has he made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins:

Job 15:14-16

What is man, that he should be clean? and he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 25:4

How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Job 40:4

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

Psalm 1:4

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Isaiah 46:12

Hearken unto me, you stubborn of heart, that are far from righteousness:

Isaiah 48:1

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and have come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 53:6

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

Isaiah 57:12-13

I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.

Jeremiah 4:11-12

At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places blows in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,

Hosea 4:19

The wind has bound her up in its wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

Zechariah 3:3

Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

Zechariah 5:8-11

And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast her into the midst of the basket; and he cast the cover of lead upon its mouth.

Philippians 3:9

And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Titus 3:3

For we ourselves also were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

James 1:10-11

But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

1 Peter 1:24-25

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away:

Revelation 3:17-18

Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Revelation 7:13

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, Who are these who are arrayed in white robes? and from where did they come?

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