Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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?

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 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 From the mouth of the Most High does not go out the evil and the good. 39 What? Should mankind complain, a living man, because of his sins? 40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Jehovah.



Cross References

Micah 7:9

I will bear the fury of Jehovah, because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my cause and brings out judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light, and I shall behold His righteousness.

Proverbs 19:3

The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart frets against Jehovah.

Genesis 4:5-7

but He did not have respect to Cain and to his offering. And Cain glowed with anger, and his face fell.

Genesis 4:13-14

And Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Leviticus 26:41

I also will walk contrary to them and will bring them into the land of their enemies. If then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they then pay for their iniquity,

Leviticus 26:43

The land also shall be forsaken by them, and shall enjoy its sabbaths, while it lies waste without them. And they shall accept the punishment of their iniquities; because, even because they despised My judgments, and because their soul hated My statutes.

Numbers 11:11

And Moses said to Jehovah, Why have You afflicted Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, so that You lay the burden of all this people upon me?

Numbers 16:41

But on the next day all the congregation of the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron saying, You have killed the people of Jehovah.

Numbers 17:12

And the sons of Israel spoke to Moses saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

Joshua 7:6-13

And Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of Jehovah until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust on their heads.

2 Samuel 6:7-8

And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah. And God struck him there for the error. And he died there by the ark of God.

2 Kings 3:13

And 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 Jehovah has called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

2 Kings 6:32

But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him. And he sent a man from before him. 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 him fast at the door. Is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?

Ezra 9:13

And after all that has come on us for our evil deeds and for our great sin, since You our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such an escape as this,

Job 11:6

and would tell you the secrets of His wisdom, that sound wisdom is manifold? Know therefore that God forgets for you some of your iniquity.

Isaiah 38:17-19

Behold, I had great bitterness for peace; but You loved my soul from the pit of destruction. You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Isaiah 51:20

Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the street like a wild antelope in a net, filled with the fury of Jehovah, the rebuke of your God.

Jeremiah 30:15

Why do you cry over your crushing? Your pain is incurable, for the greatness of your iniquity; because your sins are many, I have done these things to you.

Lamentations 3:22

It is by Jehovah's kindnesses that we are not destroyed, because His mercies never fail.

Jonah 2:3-4

For You cast me into the depths of the seas, and the current surrounded me. All Your breakers and Your waves passed over me.

Jonah 4:8-9

And it happened when the sun shone, God ordained a scorching east wind. And the sun beat on the head of Jonah, so that he fainted. And he asked for his life to die. And he said, Better is my death than my life.

Hebrews 12:5-12

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons, "My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked by Him;

Revelation 16:9

And men were burned with great heat. And they blasphemed the name of God, He having authority over these plagues. And they did not repent in order to give Him glory.

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