Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.

King James Version

If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Holman Bible

If one wanted to take Him to court, he could not answer God once in a thousand [times].

International Standard Version

If one were to seek to argue with him, he won't be able to answer him even once in a thousand times.

A Conservative Version

If he is pleased to contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

American Standard Version

If he be pleased to contend with him, He cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Amplified

If one should want to contend with Him, he cannot answer one [of His questions] in a thousand.

Bible in Basic English

If a man was desiring to go to law with him, he would not be able to give him an answer to one out of a thousand questions.

Darby Translation

If he shall choose to strive with him, he cannot answer him one thing of a thousand.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If he desires to contend with him, he will not be able to answer him one thing of a thousand.

Julia Smith Translation

If he shall desire to contend with him, he shall not answer him one from a thousand.

King James 2000

If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If he wants to contend with him, he cannot answer him one [time] in a thousand.

Modern King James verseion

If he will argue with Him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If he will argue with him, he shall not be able to answer him unto one among a thousand.

NET Bible

If someone wishes to contend with him, he cannot answer him one time in a thousand.

New Heart English Bible

If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.

The Emphasized Bible

If he choose to contend with him, he cannot answer him, one of a thousand:

Webster

If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

World English Bible

If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.

Youngs Literal Translation

If he delight to strive with Him -- He doth not answer him one of a thousand.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If he will
חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 76

רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

with him, he cannot answer
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

References

American

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

2 "In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God? 3 "If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times. 4 "Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?


Cross References

Job 10:2

"I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.

Job 40:2

"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."

Job 9:20

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

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 23:3-7

"Oh that I knew where I might find Him, That I might come to His seat!

Job 31:35-37

"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 33:13

"Why do you complain against Him That He does not give an account of all His doings?

Job 34:14-15

"If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,

Psalm 19:12

Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.

Psalm 40:12

For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has failed me.

Isaiah 57:15-16

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.

Romans 9:20

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?

1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

1 John 3:20

in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

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