Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 Of a truth I know it is so; but how can man be just with God? 3 If he shall choose to strive with him, he cannot answer him one thing of a thousand. 4 He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace?


Cross References

Job 10:2

I will say unto +God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou strivest with me.

Job 40:2

Shall he that will contend with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth +God, let him answer it.

Job 9:20

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

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 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 my signature: let the Almighty answer me! And let mine opponent write an accusation!

Job 33:13

Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

Job 34:14-15

If he only thought of himself, and gathered unto him his spirit and his breath,

Psalm 19:12

Who understandeth his errors? Purify me from secret faults.

Psalm 40:12

For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head: and my heart hath failed me.

Isaiah 57:15-16

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, and whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Romans 9:20

Aye, but thou, O man, who art thou that answerest again to God? Shall the thing formed say to him that has formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

1 John 1:8

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

1 John 3:20

that if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

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