Parallel Verses

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?”

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?

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?

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, therefore, “Why then does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?” 20 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?” 21 Or has the potter no right over the clay, to make from the same lump one piece of pottery for honor and another for dishonor?



Cross References

Isaiah 29:16

You have turned things around,
as if the potter were the same as the clay.
How can what is made say about its maker,
“He didn’t make me”?
How can what is formed
say about the one who formed it,
“He doesn’t understand what he’s doing”?

Job 33:13

Why do you take Him to court
for not answering anything a person asks?

Romans 2:1

Therefore, any one of you who judges is without excuse. For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.

Job 16:3

Is there no end to your empty words?
What provokes you that you continue testifying?

Job 36:23

Who has appointed His way for Him,
and who has declared, “You have done wrong”?

Job 38:2-3

Who is this who obscures My counsel
with ignorant words?

Job 40:2

Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him?
Let him who argues with God give an answer.

Job 40:5

I have spoken once, and I will not reply;
twice, but now I can add nothing.

Job 40:8

Would you really challenge My justice?
Would you declare Me guilty to justify yourself?

Job 42:2-6

I know that You can do anything
and no plan of Yours can be thwarted.

Isaiah 45:9-11

“Woe to the one who argues with his Maker—
one clay pot among many.
Does clay say to the one forming it,
‘What are you making?’
Or does your work say,
‘He has no hands’?

Isaiah 64:8

Yet Lord, You are our Father;
we are the clay, and You are our potter;
we all are the work of Your hands.

Micah 6:8

Mankind, He has told you what is good
and what it is the Lord requires of you:
to act justly,
to love faithfulness,
and to walk humbly with your God.

Matthew 20:15

Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I’m generous?’

1 Corinthians 1:20

Where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn’t God made the world’s wisdom foolish?

1 Corinthians 7:16

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

1 Timothy 6:5

and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.

Titus 2:9

Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back

James 2:20

Foolish man! Are you willing to learn that faith without works is useless?

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