Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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?

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 
God, god
Usage: 57

גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

be more pure
טהר 
Taher 
Usage: 94

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

A Secret Was Told To Me

16 A ghost stood in front of me, whose face I did not recognize, and I heard it say, 17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his maker? 18 Behold, he put no trust in his slaves, and his angels he charged with folly.



Cross References

Job 9:2

I know it is so of a truth, but how shall a man be justified with God?

Job 25:4

How then can man be justified with God? Or how can he that is born of a woman be clean?

Genesis 18:25

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous should be treated as the wicked that are far from thee. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Job 8:3

Shall God pervert that which is right or shall the Almighty pervert justice?

Job 9:30-31

If I wash myself with snow water and make my hands never so clean;

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one.

Job 15:14

What is man that he should be clean and that he that is born of a woman should be justified?

Job 35:2

Dost thou think this to be right, when thou didst say, I am more righteous than God?

Job 35:10

But no one shall say, Where is God my maker, who gives songs in the night;

Job 40:8

Wilt thou disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou may be justified?

Psalm 143:2

And enter not into judgment with thy slave; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Psalm 145:17

Tzaddi The LORD is righteous in all his ways and merciful in all his works.

Ecclesiastes 7:20

For surely there is not a just man upon earth that in doing good does not sin.

Jeremiah 12:1

Righteous art thou, O LORD, even though I dispute with thee: even so, I will speak judgments with thee; Why does the way of the wicked prosper? All those that completely rebel against thee have peace.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who shall know it?

Mark 7:20-23

For he had said that it is what comes out of the man that defiles the man.

Romans 2:5

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasures up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

Romans 3:4-7

No, in no wise: for God is true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou might be justified in thy words and might overcome when thou dost judge.

Romans 9:20

Rather, O man, who art thou to reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments and his ways past finding out!

Revelation 4:8

And the four animals had each of them six wings about him, and they were full of eyes within, and they did not cease day or night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come.

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