Parallel Verses

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,

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,

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 As a result, the cries of the poor have reached him and he has heard the cry of the afflicted. 29 "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, 30 to keep the godless man from reigning or laying a snare for the people."



Cross References

Isaiah 26:3

You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you.

2 Samuel 7:1

After the king had settled down in his palace and the LORD had given him respite from all of his surrounding enemies,

2 Kings 18:9-12

In the fourth year of King Hezekiah's reign (that is, during the seventh year of Elah's son Hoshea's reign as king of Israel), King Shalmaneser from Assyria invaded Samaria and besieged it.

2 Chronicles 36:14-17

Meanwhile, all the officials who supervised the priests and the people remained unfaithful, following the detestable example of the surrounding nations. They polluted the LORD's Temple that he had consecrated in Jerusalem.

Job 12:14

When he tears down, nobody rebuilds; when he incarcerates, nobody escapes.

Job 23:8-9

"Look! If I go east, he isn't there! If I go to the west, I don't perceive him.

Job 23:13

"But he is One who can change him? He does whatever he wants to do.

Job 29:1-3

Then Job continued with his discourse:

Psalm 13:1

How long? 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 away in anger from your servant. You have been my help, therefore do not abandon or forsake me, God of my salvation.

Psalm 30:7

By your favor, LORD, you established me as a strong mountain; Then you hid your face, and I was dismayed.

Psalm 143:7

Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit is failing. Do not hide your face from me; otherwise, I will become like those who descend to the Pit,

Isaiah 14:3-8

At the time, when the LORD gives you rest from your suffering, turmoil, and the cruel bondage which they forced you to serve,

Isaiah 32:17

The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.

Jeremiah 27:8

If a nation and kingdom does not serve him King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and does not put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I'll judge that nation with the sword, with famine, and with plague," declares the LORD, "until I've completely destroyed it by his hand.

John 14:27

I'm leaving you at peace. I'm giving you my own peace. I'm not giving it to you as the world gives. So don't let your hearts be troubled, and don't be afraid.

Romans 8:31-34

What, then, can we say about all of this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Philippians 4:7

Then God's peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.

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