Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?--

King James Version

When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Holman Bible

But when God is silent, who can declare [Him] guilty? When He hides [His] face, who can see Him? Yet He [watches] over both individuals and nations,

International Standard Version

"If he remains silent, who will condemn him? If he conceals his face, who can see him? He watches over both nation and individual alike,

A Conservative Version

When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hides his face, who then can behold him? [It is] the same whether to a nation, or to a man,

American Standard Version

When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man:

Amplified

When He gives quietness (peace and security from oppression), who then can condemn? When He hides His face [withdrawing His favor and help], who then can behold Him [and make Him gracious], whether it be a nation or a man by himself? -- "

Darby Translation

When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth his face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When he gives rest, who then can make trouble? If he hides his face, who then can behold him? This applies to a nation and the same to a man,

Julia Smith Translation

And he will give quiet, and who shall disturb? and he will hide the face, and who shall look upon him? and against a nation and against man wholly:

King James 2000

When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Lexham Expanded Bible

but he remains quiet, and who can condemn? And he hides [his] face, and who can behold him? Yet [he is] over a nation and over a person alike,

Modern King James verseion

And He gives quietness, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who can behold Him? And it may be against a nation and a man together;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If he deliver and grant pardon, who will judge or condemn? But if he hide away his countenance, who will turn it about again, whether it be to the people or to any man?

NET Bible

But if God is quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, then who can see him? Yet he is over the individual and the nation alike,

New Heart English Bible

When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,

The Emphasized Bible

When, he, giveth quiet, who then shall condemn? And, when he hideth his face, who then shall sing of him? whether unto a nation or unto mankind altogether,

Webster

When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

World English Bible

When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,

Youngs Literal Translation

And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, It is the same.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁקט 
Shaqat 
Usage: 41

and when he hideth
סתר 
Cathar 
Usage: 81

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

שׁוּר 
Shuwr 
Usage: 17

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

or against a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

Context Readings

Elihu Asserts God's Justice

28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted-- 29 When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?-- 30 So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.



Cross References

Isaiah 26:3

"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.

2 Samuel 7:1

Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the LORD had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

2 Kings 18:9-12

Now in the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it.

2 Chronicles 36:14-17

Furthermore, all the officials of the priests and the people were very unfaithful following all the abominations of the nations; and they defiled the house of the LORD which He had sanctified in Jerusalem.

Job 12:14

"Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.

Job 23:8-9

"Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;

Job 23:13

"But He is unique and who can turn Him? And what His soul desires, that He does.

Job 29:1-3

And Job again took up his discourse and said,

Psalm 13:1

How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 27:9

Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation!

Psalm 30:7

O LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong; You hid Your face, I was dismayed.

Psalm 143:7

Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.

Isaiah 14:3-8

And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved,

Isaiah 32:17

And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.

Jeremiah 27:8

"It will be, that the nation or the kingdom which will not serve him, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and which will not put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine and with pestilence," declares the LORD, "until I have destroyed it by his hand.

John 14:27

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

Romans 8:31-34

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.



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