Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For you say, 'What advantage will it be to You? What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?'

King James Version

For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

Holman Bible

For you ask, "What does it profit You, and what benefit comes to me, if I do not sin?"

International Standard Version

After all, you've asked what your benefit will be: "What will I profit from refraining from sin?'

A Conservative Version

That thou said, What advantage will it be to thee? [And], What profit shall I have more than if I had sinned?

American Standard Version

That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee? And , What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?

Amplified

That you ask, What advantage have you? How am I profited more than if I had sinned?

Bible in Basic English

What profit is it to me, and how am I better off than if I had done wrong?

Darby Translation

For thou hast asked of what profit it is unto thee: what do I gain more than if I had sinned?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For thou didst say, What advantage will it be unto thee? And, What profit shall I have, if I am cleansed from my sin?

Julia Smith Translation

For thou wilt say, What shall it profit to thee? what shall I profit from my sin?

King James 2000

For you said, What advantage will it be unto you? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

Lexham Expanded Bible

If you ask what it profits you: 'How do I benefit {by refraining from my sin}?'

Modern King James verseion

For you say, What will it benefit you? And, What good shall I have more than if I had sinned?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For thou sayest, 'What advantage will it be unto thee, and what profit shall thou have of my sin?'

NET Bible

But you say, 'What will it profit you,' and, 'What do I gain by not sinning?'

New Heart English Bible

That you ask, 'What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'

New simplified Bible

If you ask: 'What advantage do I have? How am I better off than if I had sinned?'

The Emphasized Bible

For thou dost say, How can one profit by thee? How can I benefit, more than by my sin?

Webster

For thou saidst, What advantage will it be to thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

World English Bible

That you ask, 'What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'

Youngs Literal Translation

For thou sayest, 'What doth it profit Thee! What do I profit from my sin?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For thou saidst

Usage: 0

will it be unto thee and, What profit
יעל 
Ya`al 
Usage: 23

Context Readings

Elihu Condemns Job

2 "Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's'? 3 "For you say, 'What advantage will it be to You? What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?' 4 "I will answer you, And your friends with you.


Cross References

Job 34:9

"For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.'

Job 9:21-22

"I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life.

Job 9:30-31

"If I should wash myself with snow And cleanse my hands with lye,

Job 10:15

'If I am wicked, woe to me! And if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am sated with disgrace and conscious of my misery.

Job 21:15

'Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?'

Job 31:2

"And what is the portion of God from above Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?

Psalm 73:13

Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence;

Malachi 3:14

"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?

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