Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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.

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 pronounce me guilty;
Though I am blameless, He would denounce me as guilty.

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.

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.

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
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 34

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

References

Morish

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

19 If for strength, behold him strong: if for judgment, who shall arraign me 20 If I shall be just, my mouth shall condemn me: I am blameless, and he will declare me perverse. 21 I am blameless, I shall not know my soul: I shall despise my life.



Cross References

Job 1:1

A man as in the land of Uz, Job his name; and that man was blameless and upright, and fearing God, and departing from evil.

Job 4:17

Shall a man be just above God? If a man shall be pure above him making him?

Job 9:2

I knew that so the truth: and how shall man be just with God?

Job 15:5-6

For thy mouth will accustom itself to thine iniquity, and thou wilt choose the tongue of the crafty.

Job 32:1-2

And these three men will cease from answering Job, for he is just in his eyes.

Job 33:8-13

Surely thou spakest in mine ear and I will hear the voice of thy words.

Job 34:35

Job will speak not with knowledge, and his word not with understanding.

Job 35:16

And Job will open his mouth in vain; he will bind together words without knowledge.

Psalm 130:3

If thou, Jehovah, shalt watch iniquities, O Jehovah, who shall stand?

Psalm 143:2

And thou wilt not come into judgment with thy servant, for all living shall not be justified before thee.

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words transgression shall not cease: and he withholding his lips is prudent

Proverbs 17:20

The perverse of heart shall not find good: and he turning about with his tongue shall fall into evil.

Isaiah 6:5

And saying, Wo to me! for I was cut off; because I a man of unclean lips, and in the midst of a people of unclean lips I dwell: for mine eyes saw the king, Jehovah of armies.

Matthew 12:36-37

And I say to you, That every idle word which men speak, they shill return word for it in the day of judgment.

Luke 10:29

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

Luke 16:15

And he said to them, Ye are they justifying yourselves before men; and God knows your hearts: for the high with men is abomination before God.

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have alreaedy attained or have been already perfected: and I pursue, if I also may overtake, for which also I was overtaken by Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 6:5

Unprofitable occupations of men corrupted in mind, and deprived of the truth, thinking gain to be devotion: be separated from such.

James 3:2

For in many things we all stumble. If any stumble not in word, this a perfect man, able to govern by a bridle also the whole body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain