Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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?

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

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 armies? and upon whom does not his light arise? 4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? 5 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.


Cross References

Job 9:2

I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just before God?

Job 4:17-19

Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Job 15:14-16

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

Psalm 130:3

If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Psalm 143:2

And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

Job 14:3-4

And do you open your eyes upon such a one, and bring me into judgment with you?

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Zechariah 13:1

In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.

Romans 3:19-20

Now we know that whatsoever things the law says, it says to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 2:3

Among whom also we all had our behavior in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

1 John 1:9

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

Revelation 1:5

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loves us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

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