Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one!
And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?

King James Version

If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

Holman Bible

If it is a matter of strength, look, He is the Mighty One!
If it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?

International Standard Version

"Is this a contest of strength? He is obviously stronger! Is this a matter of justice? Who can sue him?

A Conservative Version

If of strength, lo, [he is] mighty! And if of justice, who will summon me?

American Standard Version

If we speak of strength, lo, he is mighty! And if of justice, Who,'saith he , will summon me?

Amplified


“If it is a matter of strength and power, behold, He is mighty!
And if of justice, who can summon and challenge Him?

Bible in Basic English

If it is a question of strength, he says, Here I am! and if it is a question of a cause at law, he says, Who will give me a fixed day?

Darby Translation

Be it a question of strength, lo, he is strong; and be it of judgment, who will set me a time?

Julia Smith Translation

If for strength, behold him strong: if for judgment, who shall arraign me

King James 2000

If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of justice, who shall set me a time to plead?

Lexham Expanded Bible

If {it is a matter of} strength, look, [he is] mighty. But if {it is a matter of} justice, who can summon me?

Modern King James verseion

If I speak of strength, lo, He is mighty! And if of judgment, who shall set me a time?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If men will speak of strength, he is the strongest of all; if men will speak of righteousness, who dare be my record?

NET Bible

If it is a matter of strength, most certainly he is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, he will say, 'Who will summon me?'

New Heart English Bible

If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty. If of justice, 'Who,' says he, 'will summon me?'

The Emphasized Bible

If it regardeth vigour, bold is he! If justice, who could summon him?

Webster

If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

World English Bible

If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If of justice, 'Who,' says he, 'will summon me?'

Youngs Literal Translation

If of power, lo, the Strong One; And if of judgment -- who doth convene me?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If I speak of strength
כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

lo, he is strong
אמּץ אמּיץ 
'ammiyts 
Usage: 6

and if of judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

18 “He will not allow me to get my breath,
But saturates me with bitterness.
19 “If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one!
And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?
20 Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me;
Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.



Cross References

Job 9:4

Wise in heart and mighty in strength,
Who has defied Him without harm?

Job 9:32-33

“For He is not a man as I am that I may answer Him,
That we may go to court together.

Job 31:35

“Oh that I had one to hear me!
Behold, here is my signature;
Let the Almighty answer me!
And the indictment which my adversary has written,

Job 33:5-7

Refute me if you can;
Array yourselves before me, take your stand.

Job 36:17-19

“But you were full of judgment on the wicked;
Judgment and justice take hold of you.

Job 40:9-10

“Or do you have an arm like God,
And can you thunder with a voice like His?

Psalm 62:11

Once God has spoken;
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God;

Matthew 6:13

‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

1 Corinthians 1:25

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 10:22

Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we?

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