Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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?

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?

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

man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

אנן 
'anan 
Usage: 2

a man
גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

References

American

Easton

Context Readings

Israel's Affliction

38 Do not both good and evil things proceed from the mouth of the Most High? 39 Why should anyone living complain, any mortal, about being punished for sin? 40 Let us examine our lifestyles, putting them to the test, and turn back to the LORD.



Cross References

Micah 7:9

I will endure the LORD's anger since I have sinned against him until he takes over my defense, administers justice on my behalf, and brings me out to the light, where I will gaze on his righteousness.

Proverbs 19:3

A man's foolishness ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.

Genesis 4:5-7

but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering.

Genesis 4:13-14

"My punishment is too great to bear," Cain told the LORD.

Leviticus 26:41

causing me to oppose them and take them to the land of their enemies so that the uncircumcised foreskin of their hearts can be humbled and so that they accept the punishment of their iniquity

Leviticus 26:43

They will leave the land so it can rest while it lies desolate without them. That's when they'll receive the punishment of their iniquity, because indeed they will have rejected my ordinances and despised my statutes.

Numbers 11:11

so he asked the LORD, "Why did you bring all this trouble to your servant? Why haven't I found favor in your eyes? After all, you're putting the burden of this entire people on me!

Numbers 16:41

Nevertheless, the very next day, the whole congregation of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, "You've killed the LORD'S people!"

Numbers 17:12

Then the Israelis told Moses, "We're sure to die! We're all going to perish all of us!

Joshua 7:6-13

At this, Joshua tore his clothes, fell down to the ground on his face before the ark of the LORD until evening he and the leaders of Israel and they covered their heads with dust.

2 Samuel 6:7-8

Just then, the anger of the LORD blazed against Uzzah, and God struck him down right there because of his failure, and he died there beside the Ark of God.

2 Kings 3:13

Elisha asked the king of Israel, "What do I have in common with you? Go visit your parents' prophets." The king of Israel replied, "No! The LORD has summoned these three kings so he can hand them over to Moab!"

2 Kings 6:32

Meanwhile, Elisha was sitting in his house, along with the elders, when the king sent a man to kill him, but before the messenger arrived, Elisha told the elders, "Are you watching how this descendant of murderers has ordered my head be cut off? Look, when the messenger arrives, shut the door and hold it to shut them out! Don't you hear the sound of his master's feet right behind him?"

Ezra 9:13

"After all that has happened to us because of our evil behavior, and because of our great sin considering that you our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve and have given us this deliverance

Job 11:6

and disclose his wise secrets? After all, there's so much more to understanding. So be aware that God will exact from you less than your sin deserves."

Isaiah 38:17-19

Yes, it was for my own good that I suffered extreme anguish. But in love you have held back my life from the Pit in which it has been confined; you have tossed all my sins behind your back.

Isaiah 51:20

Your children have fainted. They lie at the head of every street, like antelope caught in a trap, filled with the anger of the LORD and the rebuke of your God.

Jeremiah 30:15

Why do you cry out because of your injury? Your wound won't heal. Because your wickedness is severe, and your sins are numerous, I've done all these things to you.

Lamentations 3:22

Because of the LORD's gracious love we are not consumed, since his compassions never end.

Jonah 2:3-4

You cast me into the deep into the heart of the sea. Flood waters engulfed me. All your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

Jonah 4:8-9

When the sun rose, God prepared a harsh east wind. The sun beat down on Jonah's head, he became faint, and he begged to die. "It is better for me to die than to live!" he said.

Hebrews 12:5-12

You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him.

Revelation 16:9

and they were burned by the fierce heat. They cursed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.

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