Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge.

King James Version

Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

Holman Bible

Even if I were in the right, I could not answer. I could only beg my judge for mercy.

International Standard Version

Even if I'm in the right, I cannot answer him. I can only appeal for mercy.

A Conservative Version

Whom, though I were righteous, yet I would not answer. I would make supplication to my judge.

American Standard Version

Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge.

Amplified

Whom, though I were righteous (upright and innocent) yet I could not answer? I must appeal for mercy to my Opponent and Judge [for my right].

Bible in Basic English

Even if my cause was good, I would not be able to give an answer; I would make request for grace from him who was against me.

Darby Translation

Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who even though I am righteous, yet I would not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

Julia Smith Translation

Whom, if I was just, I shall not answer; I will make supplication to my judge.

King James 2000

For, though I were righteous, yet could I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

whom I cannot answer, even though I am righteous? From my judge I must implore grace.

Modern King James verseion

Whom, though I were righteous, yet I would not answer; I seek mercy for my judgment.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea though I be righteous, yet will I not give him one word again, but meekly submit myself to my judge.

NET Bible

Although I am innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my judge for mercy.

New Heart English Bible

Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn't answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.

The Emphasized Bible

Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, to be absolved, I would make supplication.

Webster

Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

World English Bible

Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn't answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whom, though I were righteous, I answer not, For my judgment I make supplication.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

14 "How then can I answer Him, And choose my words before Him? 15 "For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge. 16 "If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.



Cross References

Job 8:5

"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,

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.

1 Kings 8:38-39

whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Your people Israel, each knowing the affliction of his own heart, and spreading his hands toward this house;

2 Chronicles 33:13

When he prayed to Him, He was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.

Job 5:8

"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;

Job 10:2

"I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.

Job 22:27

"You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.

Job 23:7

"There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

Job 34:31-32

"For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend anymore;

Jeremiah 31:9

"With weeping they will come, And by supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will not stumble; For I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn."

Daniel 9:3

So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.

Daniel 9:18

"O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion.

1 Corinthians 4:4

For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.

1 Peter 2:23

and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

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