Parallel Verses

Amplified

What is man, that he could be pure and clean? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be right and just?

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?

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

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 you turn your spirit against God and let [such] words [as you have spoken] go out of your mouth? 14 What is man, that he could be pure and clean? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be right and just? 15 Behold, [God] puts no trust in His holy ones [the angels]; indeed, the heavens are not clean in His sight -- "



Cross References

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No 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 who does good and never sins.

Job 25:4-6

How then can man be justified and righteous before God? Or how can he who is born of a woman be pure and clean?

Psalm 14:3

They are all gone aside, they have all together become filthy; there is none that does good or right, no, not one.

1 Kings 8:46

If they sin against You -- "for there is no man who does not sin -- "and You are angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, so that they are carried away captive to the enemy's land, far or near;

2 Chronicles 6:36

If they sin against You -- "for there is no man who does not sin -- "and You are angry with them and give them to enemies who take them captive to a land far or near;

Job 9:2

Yes, I know it is true. But how can mortal man be right before God?

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in [a state of] iniquity; my mother was sinful who conceived me [and I too am sinful].

Ecclesiastes 7:29

Behold, this is the only [reason for it that] I have found: God made man upright, but they [men and women] have sought out many devices [for evil].

John 3:6

What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:18

For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. [I have the intention and urge to do what is right, but no power to carry it out.]

Galatians 3:22

But the Scriptures [picture all mankind as sinners] shut up and imprisoned by sin, so that [the inheritance, blessing] which was promised through faith in Jesus Christ (the Messiah) might be given (released, delivered, and committed) to [all] those who believe [who adhere to and trust in and rely on Him].

Ephesians 2:2-3

In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].

1 John 1:8-10

If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts].

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