Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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 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?

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 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 who will not allow me to take my breath, but fills me with bitterness. 19 If I speak of strength, lo, He is mighty! And if of judgment, who shall set me a time? 20 If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me; though I am perfect, He shall declare me perverse.



Cross References

Job 9:4

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and been blessed;

Job 9:32-33

For He is not a man, as I am, that I should answer Him, that we should come together in judgment;

Job 31:35

Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my mark. Let the Almighty answer me, and my Accuser write an indictment.

Job 33:5-7

If you can, answer me; set yourself in order before me, stand up.

Job 36:17-19

But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked; judgment and justice take hold;

Job 40:9-10

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

Psalm 62:11

God has spoken once; twice I have heard this, that power belongs to God.

Matthew 6:13

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

1 Corinthians 1:25

Because the foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 10:22

Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

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