Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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?

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

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Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Second Response To Job

13 when you turn your rage against God and allow such words to escape from your mouth? 14 What is man that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous? 15 If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,



Cross References

Job 14:4

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

Proverbs 20:9

Who can say, "I have kept my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

For there is not one truly righteous person on the earth who continually does good and never sins.

Job 25:4-6

How then can a human being be righteous before God? How can one born of a woman be pure?

Psalm 14:3

Everyone rejects God; they are all morally corrupt. None of them does what is right, not even one!

1 Kings 8:46

"The time will come when your people will sin against you (for there is no one who is sinless!) and you will be angry with them and deliver them over to their enemies, who will take them as prisoners to their own land, whether far away or close by.

2 Chronicles 6:36

"The time will come when your people will sin against you (for there is no one who is sinless!) and you will be angry at them and deliver them over to their enemies, who will take them as prisoners to their land, whether far away or close by.

Job 9:2

"Truly, I know that this is so. But how can a human be just before God?

Psalm 51:5

Look, I was guilty of sin from birth, a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.

Ecclesiastes 7:29

This alone have I discovered: God made humankind upright, but they have sought many evil schemes.

John 3:6

What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:18

For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do it.

Galatians 3:22

But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given -- because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ -- to those who believe.

Ephesians 2:2-3

in which you formerly lived according to this world's present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,

1 John 1:8-10

If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

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