Job 16:21 "O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor!


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor!

King James Version

O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

Holman Bible

I wish that someone might arbitrate between a man and God just as a man [pleads] for his friend.

International Standard Version

crying for him to arbitrate between this man and God; as a human being does with his fellow neighbor.

A Conservative Version

that he would maintain the right of a man with God, and of a son of man with his neighbor!

American Standard Version

That he would maintain the right of a man with God, And of a son of man with his neighbor!

Amplified

Oh, that there might be one who would plead for a man with God and that he would maintain his right with Him, as a son of man pleads with or for his neighbor!

Bible in Basic English

So that he may give decision for a man in his cause with God, and between a son of man and his neighbour.

Darby Translation

Oh that there were arbitration for a man with +God, as a son of man for his friend!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

O that a man might dispute with God, as he can with his neighbour!

Julia Smith Translation

Shall he judge for a man with God? and the son of man for his neighbor?

King James 2000

O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!

Lexham Expanded Bible

and it argues for a mortal with God, and [as] {a human} for his friend.

Modern King James verseion

Oh that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Though a body might plead with God, as one man doth with another,

NET Bible

and he contends with God on behalf of man as a man pleads for his friend.

New Heart English Bible

that he would maintain the right of a man with God, of a son of man with his neighbor.

The Emphasized Bible

That one might plead, for a man, with GOD, - Even a son of man, for his friend!

Webster

O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbor!

World English Bible

that he would maintain the right of a man with God, of a son of man with his neighbor!

Youngs Literal Translation

And he reasoneth for a man with God, And a son of man for his friend.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
for a man
גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

with God
אלהּ אלוהּ 
'elowahh 
Usage: 57

as a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Everything Was Going Well

20 "My friends are my scoffers; My eye weeps to God. 21 "O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor! 22 "For when a few years are past, I shall go the way of no return.



Cross References

Job 31:35

"Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold, here is my signature; Let the Almighty answer me! And the indictment which my adversary has written,

Job 9:34-35

"Let Him remove His rod from me, And let not dread of Him terrify me.

Job 13:3

"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.

Job 13:22

"Then call, and I will answer; Or let me speak, then reply to me.

Job 23:3-7

"Oh that I knew where I might find Him, That I might come to His seat!

Job 40:1-5

Then the LORD said to Job,

Ecclesiastes 6:10

Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is.

Isaiah 45:9

"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands'?

Romans 9:20

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?

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