Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

New American Standard Bible

“What is man, that he should be pure,
Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

What is man, that he should be pure,
or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?

International Standard Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


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

Bible in Basic English

What is man, that he may be clean? and how may the son of woman be upright?

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

What is man that he will be clean? and that he will be just, being born of woman?

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

"What [is] a human being, that he can be clean, or that [one] born of a woman can be righteous?

Modern King James verseion

What is man, that he should be clean? And what is he born of a woman that he should be righteous?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What is man, that he should be clean? What hath he, which is born of a woman, whereby he might be known to be righteous?

NET Bible

What is man that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

What is a mortal, that he should be pure? or that righteous should be one born of a woman?

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

What is man that he is pure, And that he is righteous, one born of woman?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
What is man
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

that he should be clean
זכה 
Zakah 
Usage: 8

and he which is born
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

of a woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

References

Easton

Fausets

Man

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Second Response To Job

13 that against God thou turn thy spirit, and let words go out of thy mouth? 14 What is man, that he should be clean? And he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? 15 Behold, he puts no trust in his holy ones. Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight:



Cross References

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.

Proverbs 20:9

Who can say, I have made my heart clean. I am pure from my sin?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

Surely there is not a righteous man upon earth that does good, and sins not.

Job 25:4-6

How then can man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of a woman?

Psalm 14:3

They are all gone aside. They are together become filthy. There is none who does good, no, not one.

1 Kings 8:46

If they sin against thee (for there is no man that sins not), and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive to the land of the enemy, afar off or near,

2 Chronicles 6:36

If they sin against thee (for there is no man that sins not), and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive to a land far off or near,

Job 9:2

Of a truth I know that it is so. But how can man be just with God?

Psalm 51:5

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

Ecclesiastes 7:29

Behold, this only I have found: That God made man upright, but they have sought out many contrivances.

John 3:6

That which is begotten from the flesh is flesh, and that which is begotten from the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:18

For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh, for to will is present in me, but to do the good, I find not.

Galatians 3:22

But scripture confined all things under sin, so that the promise from faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Ephesians 2:2-3

in which ye once walked according to the era of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience.

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have no sin, we lead ourselves astray, and the truth is not in us.

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