Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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?

King James Version

Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Holman Bible

But who are you, a mere man, to talk back to God? Will what is formed say to the one who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?”

International Standard Version

On the contrary, who are you mere man that you are to talk back to God? Can an object that was molded say to the one who molded it, "Why did you make me like this?"

A Conservative Version

Rather, O man, who are thou answering back to God? No, will the thing formed say to him who formed it, Why did thou make me this way?

American Standard Version

Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?

Amplified

But who are you, a mere man, to criticize and contradict and answer back to God? Will what is formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?

An Understandable Version

But who [do you think] you are, [you mere] man, to [attempt a] reply to God? Will the object formed [i.e., a clay pot] say to the one who molded it "Why did you make me this way?"

Anderson New Testament

No, but rather, O man, who are you that dispute with God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed, it, Why have you made me thus?

Bible in Basic English

But, O man, who are you, to make answer against God? May the thing which is made say to him who made it, Why did you make me so?

Common New Testament

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

nay, but, O man, who art thou, to raise a dust against heaven? shall the pitcher say to him that formed it, "why hast thou made me thus?"

Darby Translation

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?

Godbey New Testament

O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Whether shall the thing formed say to him that formed it. Why did you make me thus?

Goodspeed New Testament

On the contrary, who are you, my friend, to answer back to God? Can something a man shapes say to the man who shaped it, "Why did you make me like this?"

John Wesley New Testament

For who hath resisted his will? Nay, but who art thou, O man, that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Rather, O man, who art thou to reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Julia Smith Translation

Surely, O man, who art thou replying against God? Shall the formation say to him having formed, Why hest thou made me so

King James 2000

Nay but, O man, who are you that replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?

Lexham Expanded Bible

On the contrary, O man, who are you who answers back to God? Will what is molded say to the one who molded [it], "Why did you make me like this"?

Modern King James verseion

No, but, O man, who are you who replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to Him who formed it, Why have you made me this way?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But O man what art thou, which disputest with God? Shall the work say to the workman, "Why hast thou made me on this fashion?"

Moffatt New Testament

But who are you, my man, to speak back to God? Is something a man has moulded to ask him who has moulded it, "Why did you make me like this?"

Montgomery New Testament

"Nay, but who are you, O man, that replies to God? Shall the thing formed say unto him who formed it, "Why did you do me like this?"

NET Bible

But who indeed are you -- a mere human being -- to talk back to God? Does what is molded say to the molder, "Why have you made me like this?"

New Heart English Bible

But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?"

Noyes New Testament

Nay but, O man, who art thou that makest answer to God? Shall the thing that is wrought say to the workman, Why hast thou made me thus?

Sawyer New Testament

Yes indeed, O man, who are you that reply against God? Shall the work say to him that made it, Why did you make me thus?

The Emphasized Bible

O man! Who, nevertheless, art, thou, that art answering again unto God? Shall the thing formed say unto him that formed it - Why didst thou make me thus?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Nay but, O man, who art thou that disputest against God? Shall the thing fashioned say to him that fashioned it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Twentieth Century New Testament

I might rather ask 'Who are you who are arguing with God?' Does a thing which a man has molded say to him who has molded it 'Why did you make me like this?'

Webster

No, but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Weymouth New Testament

Nay, but who are you, a mere man, that you should cavil against GOD? Shall the thing moulded say to him who moulded it, "Why have you made me thus?"

Williams New Testament

On the contrary, friend, who are you anyway that you would answer back to God? Can the clay that is molded ask the man who molds it, "Why did you make me like this?"

World English Bible

But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?"

Worrell New Testament

Nay but, O man, who are you that reply against God ? Shall the thing formed say to Him Who formed it, "Why didst Thou make me thus?"

Worsley New Testament

Nay but, O man, who art thou, that disputest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?

Youngs Literal Translation

nay, but, O man, who art thou that art answering again to God? shall the thing formed say to Him who did form it, Why me didst thou make thus?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Nay but
μενοῦνγε 
menounge 
Usage: 3

O
ὦ 
O, not tr
Usage: 11

man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

who
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

art
εἶ 
Ei 
thou art, be
Usage: 75

thou
σύ 
Su 
thou
Usage: 132

ἀνταποκρίνομαι 
Antapokrinomai 
Usage: 2

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἐρέω 
Ereo 
Usage: 41

πλάσμα 
Plasma 
Usage: 1

say
ἐρέω 
Ereo 
Usage: 41

πλάσσω 
Plasso 
Usage: 2

it, Why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

hast thou made
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

me
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

Context Readings

God's Anger And Mercy

19 You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?" 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? 21 Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?



Cross References

Isaiah 29:16

You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made would say to its maker, "He did not make me"; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?

Job 33:13

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

Romans 2:1

Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

Job 16:3

"Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer?

Job 36:23

"Who has appointed Him His way, And who has said, 'You have done wrong'?

Job 38:2-3

"Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?

Job 40:2

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

Job 40:5

"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."

Job 40:8

"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Job 42:2-6

"I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

Isaiah 45:9-11

"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands'?

Isaiah 64:8

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Matthew 20:15

'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?'

1 Corinthians 1:20

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1 Corinthians 7:16

For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

1 Timothy 6:5

and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

Titus 2:9

Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

James 2:20

But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?

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