Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

That He may turn man aside from his conduct, And keep man from pride;

King James Version

That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

Holman Bible

in order to turn a person [from his] actions and suppress his pride.

International Standard Version

turning a person from his actions, keeping him from pride,

A Conservative Version

that he may withdraw man [from his] purpose, and hide pride from man.

American Standard Version

That he may withdraw man from his purpose, And hide pride from man;


That He may withdraw man from his purpose and cut off pride from him [disgusting him with his own disappointing self-sufficiency].

Bible in Basic English

In order that man may be turned from his evil works, and that pride may be taken away from him;

Darby Translation

That he may withdraw man from his work, and hide pride from man.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that he may withdraw the man from his own work and cover the man from pride.

Julia Smith Translation

To remove man from working, and he will bide pride from man.

King James 2000

That he may turn man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

Lexham Expanded Bible

to turn human beings aside [from their] deeds, and he keeps man from pride.

Modern King James verseion

so that He may turn man from his act, that He might hide pride from man.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that it is he, which withdraweth man from evil, delivereth him from pride,

NET Bible

to turn a person from his sin, and to cover a person's pride.

New Heart English Bible

That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

The Emphasized Bible

To turn a son of earth from his deed, while yet, pride, from man he concealeth:


That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

World English Bible

That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

Youngs Literal Translation

To turn aside man from doing, And pride from man He concealeth.


Root Form
שׂוּר סוּר 
Usage: 301

Usage: 541

Usage: 234

and hide
Usage: 152

Usage: 3

Context Readings

Elihu Rebukes Job

16 Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction, 17 That He may turn man aside from his conduct, And keep man from pride; 18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from passing over into Sheol.

Cross References

Genesis 20:6

Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.

Deuteronomy 8:16

"In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end.

2 Chronicles 32:25

But Hezekiah gave no return for the benefit he received, because his heart was proud; therefore wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.

Job 17:11

"My days are past, my plans are torn apart, Even the wishes of my heart.

Isaiah 2:11

The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 23:9

The LORD of hosts has planned it, to defile the pride of all beauty, To despise all the honored of the earth.

Daniel 4:30-37

"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'

Hosea 2:6

"Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.

Matthew 27:19

While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him a message, saying, "Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him."

Acts 9:2-6

and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 12:7

Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me--to keep me from exalting myself!

James 4:10

Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

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