Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

What is man, that he should be clean? And he that 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?

A Conservative Version

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

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?

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 turnest thy spirit, And lettest words go out of thy mouth? 14 What is man, that he should be clean? And he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? 15 Behold, he putteth 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 doeth good, and sinneth not.

Job 25:4-6

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

Psalm 14:3

They are all gone aside; they are together become filthy; There is none that doeth good, no, not one.

1 Kings 8:46

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

2 Chronicles 6:36

If they sin against thee (for there is no man that sinneth not), and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive unto 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 did my mother conceive me.

Ecclesiastes 7:29

Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

John 3:6

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:18

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good is not.

Galatians 3:22

But the scriptures shut up all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Ephesians 2:2-3

wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience;

1 John 1:8-10

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

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