Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?

King James Version

Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Holman Bible

"Can a person be more righteous than God, or a man more pure than his Maker?"

International Standard Version

"Can a mortal person be more righteous than God? Or can the purity of the valiant exceed that of his maker?'

A Conservative Version

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his maker?

American Standard Version

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

Amplified

Can mortal man be just before God, or be more right than He is? Can a man be pure before his Maker, or be more cleansed than He is?

Bible in Basic English

May a man be upright before God? or a man be clean before his Maker?

Darby Translation

Shall mortal man be more just than +God? Shall a man be purer than his Maker?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Julia Smith Translation

Shall a man be just above God? If a man shall be pure above him making him?

King James 2000

Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Lexham Expanded Bible

'Can a human being be more righteous than God, or can a man be more pure than his Maker?

Modern King James verseion

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

'Shall man be more just than God? Or shall man be purer than his maker?

NET Bible

"Is a mortal man righteous before God? Or a man pure before his Creator?

New Heart English Bible

'Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

The Emphasized Bible

Shall, mortal man, be more just than GOD? Or a man be more pure than, his Maker?

Webster

Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

World English Bible

'Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

Youngs Literal Translation

'Is mortal man than God more righteous? Than his Maker is a man cleaner?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

אלהּ אלוהּ 
'elowahh 
Usage: 57

גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

טהר 
Taher 
Usage: 94

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

A Secret Was Told To Me

16 "It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; A form was before my eyes; There was silence, then I heard a voice: 17 'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker? 18 'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.



Cross References

Job 9:2

"In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God?

Job 25:4

"How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman?

Genesis 18:25

"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

Job 8:3

"Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Job 9:30-31

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

Job 14:4

"Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!

Job 15:14

"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 35:2

"Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's'?

Job 35:10

"But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night,

Job 40:8

"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Psalm 143:2

And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Psalm 145:17

The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds.

Ecclesiastes 7:20

Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.

Jeremiah 12:1

Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?

Jeremiah 17:9

"The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?

Mark 7:20-23

And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.

Romans 2:5

But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

Romans 3:4-7

May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."

Romans 9:20

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

Revelation 4:8

And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME."

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