Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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;

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 openeth men's ears, and sealeth their instruction, 17 That he may withdraw man from his work, and hide pride from man. 18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from passing away by the sword.

Cross References

Genesis 20:6

And God said to him in a dream, I also knew that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart, and I, too, have withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore have I not suffered thee to touch her.

Deuteronomy 8:16

who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

2 Chronicles 32:25

But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was lifted up; and there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

Job 17:11

My days are past, my purposes are broken off, the cherished thoughts of my heart.

Isaiah 2:11

The lofty eyes of man shall be brought low, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 23:9

Jehovah of hosts hath purposed it, to profane the pride of all glory, to bring to nought all the honourable of the earth.

Daniel 4:30-37

the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Hosea 2:6

Therefore behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns; and I will fence her in with a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

Matthew 27:19

But, as he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have suffered to-day many things in a dream because of him.

Acts 9:2-6

and asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues, so that if he found any who were of the way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 12:7

And that I might not be exalted by the exceeding greatness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn for the flesh, a messenger of Satan that he might buffet me, that I might not be exalted.

James 4:10

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he shall exalt you.

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