Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?

King James Version

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Holman Bible

Why should [any] living person complain, [any] man, because of the punishment for his sins?

International Standard Version

Why should anyone living complain, any mortal, about being punished for sin?

A Conservative Version

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

American Standard Version

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Amplified

Why does a living man sigh [one who is still in this life's school of discipline]? [And why does] a man complain for the punishment of his sins?

Bible in Basic English

What protest may a living man make, even a man about the punishment of his sin?

Darby Translation

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Mem Why does the living man have pain, the man in his sins?

Julia Smith Translation

Why shall a living man murmur? a man for his sin?

King James 2000

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why should any living person complain about his sin?

Modern King James verseion

What? Should mankind complain, a living man, because of his sins?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore then murmureth the living man, let him murmur at his own sin.

NET Bible

Why should any living person complain when punished for his sins?

New Heart English Bible

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

The Emphasized Bible

Why should a living son of earth complain, Let a man complain because of his sins?

Webster

Why doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

World English Bible

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Youngs Literal Translation

What -- sigh habitually doth a living man, A man for his sin?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

אנן 
'anan 
Usage: 2

a man
גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

References

Context Readings

Israel's Affliction

38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth? 39 Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins? 40 Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD.



Cross References

Micah 7:9

I will bear the indignation of the LORD Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me He will bring me out to the light, And I will see His righteousness.

Proverbs 19:3

The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.

Genesis 4:5-7

but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

Genesis 4:13-14

Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!

Leviticus 26:41

I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies--or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity,

Leviticus 26:43

'For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes.

Numbers 11:11

So Moses said to the LORD, "Why have You been so hard on Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all this people on me?

Numbers 16:41

But on the next day all the congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, "You are the ones who have caused the death of the LORD'S people."

Numbers 17:12

Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Behold, we perish, we are dying, we are all dying!

Joshua 7:6-13

Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.

2 Samuel 6:7-8

And the anger of the LORD burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God.

2 Kings 3:13

Now Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What do I have to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother." And the king of Israel said to him, "No, for the LORD has called these three kings together to give them into the hand of Moab."

2 Kings 6:32

Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, "Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold the door shut against him. Is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?"

Ezra 9:13

"After all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and our great guilt, since You our God have requited us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us an escaped remnant as this,

Job 11:6

And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.

Isaiah 38:17-19

"Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness; It is You who has kept my soul from the pit of nothingness, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Isaiah 51:20

Your sons have fainted, They lie helpless at the head of every street, Like an antelope in a net, Full of the wrath of the LORD, The rebuke of your God.

Jeremiah 30:15

'Why do you cry out over your injury? Your pain is incurable. Because your iniquity is great And your sins are numerous, I have done these things to you.

Lamentations 3:22

The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.

Jonah 2:3-4

"For You had cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me All Your breakers and billows passed over me.

Jonah 4:8-9

When the sun came up God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying, "Death is better to me than life."

Hebrews 12:5-12

and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;

Revelation 16:9

Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.

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