Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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?

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 I speak of strength, behold, He is mighty! And if of justice, Who, says He, will summon Me?

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If we were to speak of his strength, he is certainly strong; and if of his judgment, who shall cause us to meet?

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 won't let me catch my breath; instead, he fills me with bitterness. 19 "Is this a contest of strength? He is obviously stronger! Is this a matter of justice? Who can sue him? 20 Though I'm in the right, my own mouth will condemn me; though I'm blameless, he'll pronounce me as guilty.



Cross References

Job 9:4

He is wise in heart and strong in will who can be stubborn against him and succeed?

Job 9:32-33

He's not a man like me, so that I can answer him, or that we can enter into litigation with one another.

Job 31:35

"Who will grant me a hearing? Here's my signature let the Almighty answer! Since my adversary indicted me,

Job 33:5-7

Answer me, if you can! Present your case! Take your stand in my presence!

Job 36:17-19

But now you are occupied with the case of the wicked; but justice and judgment will be served.

Job 40:9-10

Do you have strength like God? Can you create thunder with a sound like he can?"

Psalm 62:11

God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."

Matthew 6:13

And never bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'

1 Corinthians 1:25

For God's nonsense is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

1 Corinthians 10:22

or you'll provoke the Lord to jealousy, won't you? Are we stronger than he is?

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