Parallel Verses

Amplified


“Oh, that a man would mediate and plead with God [for me]
Just as a man [mediates and pleads] with his neighbor and friend.

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!

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!

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 
God, god
Usage: 57

as a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Everything Was Going Well

20
“My friends are scoffers [who ridicule];
My eye pours out tears to God.
21 
“Oh, that a man would mediate and plead with God [for me]
Just as a man [mediates and pleads] with his neighbor and friend.
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 listen to me!
Look, here is my signature (mark);
Let the Almighty answer me!
Let my adversary write out His indictment [and put His vague accusations in tangible form].

Job 9:34-35


“Let Him take His rod away from me,
And let not the dread and fear of Him terrify me.

Job 13:3


“But I wish to speak to the Almighty,
And I desire to argue with God.

Job 13:22


“Then [Lord,] call, and I will answer;
Or let me speak, and then reply to me.

Job 23:3-7


“Oh, that I knew where I might find Him,
That I might [even] come to His seat!

Job 40:1-5

Then the Lord said to Job,

Ecclesiastes 6:10

Whatever exists has already been named [long ago], and it is known what [a frail being] man is; for he cannot dispute with Him who is mightier than he.

Isaiah 45:9


“Woe (judgment is coming) to him who quarrels with his Maker—
A [worthless] piece of broken pottery among other broken pieces [equally worthless]!
Shall the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’
Or does the thing say, ‘He has no hands’?

Romans 9:20

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers [arrogantly] back to God and dares to defy Him? Will the thing which is formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”

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