Parallel Verses

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;

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 keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
When He hides His face [withdrawing His favor and help], who then can behold Him [and make supplication to Him],
Whether it be a nation or a man by himself?—

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 cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. 29 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; 30 That the ungodly man reign not, that the people be not ensnared.



Cross References

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep in perfect peace the mind stayed on thee, for he confideth in thee.

2 Samuel 7:1

And it came to pass when the king dwelt in his house, and Jehovah had given him rest round about from all his enemies,

2 Kings 18:9-12

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

2 Chronicles 36:14-17

All the chiefs of the priests also, and the people, increased their transgressions, according to all the abominations of the nations; and they defiled the house of Jehovah which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

Job 12:14

Behold, he breaketh down, and it is not built again; he shutteth up a man, and there is no opening.

Job 23:8-9

Lo, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I do not perceive him;

Job 23:13

But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, that will he do.

Job 29:1-3

And Job continued his parable and said,

Psalm 13:1

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} How long, Jehovah, wilt thou forget me for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Psalm 27:9

Hide not thy face from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 30:7

Jehovah, by thy favour thou hadst made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled.

Psalm 143:7

Answer me speedily, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, or I shall be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Isaiah 14:3-8

And it shall come to pass in the day that Jehovah shall give thee rest from thy sorrow and from thy trouble and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

Isaiah 32:17

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever.

Jeremiah 27:8

And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I visit, saith Jehovah, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.

John 14:27

I leave peace with you; I give my peace to you: not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it fear.

Romans 8:31-34

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

Philippians 4:7

and the peace of God, which surpasses every understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts by Christ Jesus.

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