Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

How can a person be justified before God? How can one born of woman be pure?

International Standard Version

How can a human being become right with God? How can a human being be pure?

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

How then is it possible for man to be upright before God? or how may he be clean who is a son of woman?

Darby Translation

And how should man be just with God? Or how should he be clean that is born of a woman?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

And how shall man be justified with God? and how shall he born of woman be clean?

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Indeed, how can a human being be righteous before God? And how will he who is born of a woman be pure?

Modern King James verseion

How then can man be justified with God? Or how can one who is born of a woman be clean?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But how may a man compared unto God be justified? Or, how can he be clean, that is born of a woman?

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

How then shall, a mortal, be just with GOD? Or how shall he be pure who is born of a woman?

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

And what? is man righteous with God? And what? is he pure -- born of a woman?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

צדק 
Tsadaq 
Usage: 41

with God
אל 
'el 
Usage: 114

or how can he be clean
זכה 
Zakah 
Usage: 8

that is born
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

References

Context Readings

Bildad's Third Speech

3 "Is there any number to His troops? And upon whom does His light not rise? 4 "How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman? 5 "If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight,


Cross References

Job 9:2

"In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God?

Job 4:17-19

'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?

Job 15:14-16

"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Psalm 130:3

If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

Psalm 143:2

And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Job 14:3-4

"You also open Your eyes on him And bring him into judgment with Yourself.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

Zechariah 13:1

"In that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for impurity.

Romans 3:19-20

Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God;

Romans 5:1

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Corinthians 6:11

Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 2:3

Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood--

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