Job 9:20



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me; Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.

King James Version

If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

International Standard Version

Though I'm in the right, my own mouth will condemn me; though I'm blameless, he'll pronounce me as guilty.

A Conservative Version

Though I be righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I be perfect, it shall prove me perverse.

American Standard Version

Though I be righteous, mine own mouth shall condemn me: Though I be perfect, it shall prove me perverse.

Amplified

Though I am innocent and in the right, my own mouth would condemn me; though I am blameless, He would prove me perverse.

Bible in Basic English

Though I was in the right, he would say that I was in the wrong; I have done no evil; but he says that I am a sinner.

Darby Translation

If I justified myself, mine own mouth would condemn me; were I perfect, he would prove me perverse.

Holman Bible

Even if I were in the right, my own mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, my mouth would declare me guilty.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, he shall prove me perverse.

Julia Smith Translation

If I shall be just, my mouth shall condemn me: I am blameless, and he will declare me perverse.

King James 2000

If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am blameless, it shall also prove me perverse.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Even though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me; [even though] I [am] blameless, yet it would pronounce me guilty.

Modern King James verseion

If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me; though I am perfect, He shall declare me perverse.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If I will justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me; if I will put forth my self for a perfect man, he shall prove me a wicked doer.

NET Bible

Although I am innocent, my mouth would condemn me; although I am blameless, it would declare me perverse.

New Heart English Bible

Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.

New simplified Bible

Though I was righteous, my own mouth would condemn me. If I were blameless it would prove me perverse.

The Emphasized Bible

If I should justify myself, mine own mouth, would condemn me, - I blameless? then had it shewn me perverse.

Webster

If I justify myself, my own mouth will condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, that also will prove me perverse.

World English Bible

Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.

Youngs Literal Translation

If I be righteous, Mine mouth doth declare me wicked, Perfect I am! -- it declareth me perverse.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If I justify
צדק 
Tsadaq 
Usage: 41

פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 34

me if I say, I am perfect
תּם 
Tam 
Usage: 13

References

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

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. 21 "I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life.



Cross References

Job 1:1

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.

Job 4:17

'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?

Job 9:2

"In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God?

Job 15:5-6

"For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty.

Job 32:1-2

Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Job 33:8-13

"Surely you have spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the sound of your words:

Job 34:35

'Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.

Job 35:16

So Job opens his mouth emptily; He multiplies words without knowledge."

Psalm 130:3

If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

Psalm 143:2

And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Proverbs 10:19

When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 17:20

He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts."

Matthew 12:36-37

"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.

Luke 10:29

But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

Luke 16:15

And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 6:5

and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

James 3:2

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.



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