Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For I do not know how to give such titles;
otherwise, my Maker would remove me in an instant.

New American Standard Bible

"For I do not know how to flatter, Else my Maker would soon take me away.

King James Version

For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

International Standard Version

since I don't know the first thing about how to flatter; and the one who made me would sweep me away as if I were nothing."

A Conservative Version

For I know not to give flattering titles, [else] my maker would soon take me away.

American Standard Version

For I know not to give flattering titles; Else would my Maker soon take me away.

Amplified

For I know not how to flatter, [wasting my time in mere formalities, for then] my Maker would soon take me away.

Bible in Basic English

For I am not able to give names of honour to any man; and if I did, my Maker would quickly take me away.

Darby Translation

For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I do not know how to give flattering titles; otherwise my maker would soon take me away.

Julia Smith Translation

For I knew not, shall I flatter; for a little while, he making me will take me away.

King James 2000

For I know not how to give flattery; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for I do not know [how] {to flatter}, [else] my Maker would {soon} put an end to me.

Modern King James verseion

For I do not know how to eulogize; else after a little my Maker would take me away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if I would go about to please men, I know not how soon my maker would take me away.

NET Bible

for I do not know how to give honorary titles, if I did, my Creator would quickly do away with me.

New Heart English Bible

For I do not know how to give flattering titles; or else my Maker would soon take me away.

The Emphasized Bible

Surely I know not how to give flattering titles, How soon might my Maker take me away!

Webster

For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing, my Maker would soon take me away.

World English Bible

For I don't know how to give flattering titles; or else my Maker would soon take me away.

Youngs Literal Translation

For I have not known to give flattering titles, In a little doth my Maker take me away.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּנה 
Kanah 
Usage: 4

מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

Context Readings

Elihu Rebukes Job And His Three Friends

21 I will be partial to no one,
and I will not give anyone an undeserved title.
22 For I do not know how to give such titles;
otherwise, my Maker would remove me in an instant.



Cross References

Job 17:5

If a man informs on his friends for a price,
the eyes of his children will fail.

Psalm 12:2-3

They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.

Galatians 1:10

For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives—God is our witness

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