Job 15:14
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New International Version
"What are mortals, that they could be pure, or those born of woman, that they could be righteous?

New Living Translation
Can any mortal be pure? Can anyone born of a woman be just?

English Standard Version
What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous?

New American Standard Bible
"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

King James Bible
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What is man, that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?

International Standard Version
"What is mankind, that he can be blameless? Or does being born of a woman mean he'll be in the right?

NET Bible
What is man that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?

New Heart English Bible
What is man, that he should be clean? What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why should a mortal be considered faultless or someone born of a woman be considered righteous?

JPS Tanakh 1917
What is man, that he should be clean? And he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

New American Standard 1977
“What is man, that he should be pure,
            Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Jubilee Bible 2000
What is man that he should be clean and that he that is born of a woman should be justified?

King James 2000 Bible
What is man, that he should be clean? and he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

American King James Version
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

American Standard Version
What is man, that he should be clean? And he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What is man that he should be without spot, and he that is born of a woman that he should appear just?

Darby Bible Translation
What is man, that he should be pure? and he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

English Revised Version
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Webster's Bible Translation
What is man, that he should be clean? and he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

World English Bible
What is man, that he should be clean? What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Young's Literal Translation
What is man that he is pure, And that he is righteous, one born of woman?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:1-16 Eliphaz begins a second attack upon Job, instead of being softened by his complaints. He unjustly charges Job with casting off the fear of God, and all regard to him, and restraining prayer. See in what religion is summed up, fearing God, and praying to him; the former the most needful principle, the latter the most needful practice. Eliphaz charges Job with self-conceit. He charges him with contempt of the counsels and comforts given him by his friends. We are apt to think that which we ourselves say is important, when others, with reason, think little of it. He charges him with opposition to God. Eliphaz ought not to have put harsh constructions upon the words of one well known for piety, and now in temptation. It is plain that these disputants were deeply convinced of the doctrine of original sin, and the total depravity of human nature. Shall we not admire the patience of God in bearing with us? and still more his love to us in the redemption of Christ Jesus his beloved Son?
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
13That you should turn your spirit against God And allow such words to go out of your mouth? 14"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? 15"Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;…
Cross References
1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:10
If we say we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar, and His word is not in us.

2 Chronicles 6:36
"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near,

Job 14:4
"Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!

Job 15:13
That you should turn your spirit against God And allow such words to go out of your mouth?

Job 25:4
"How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman?

Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

Proverbs 20:9
Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin "?

Ecclesiastes 7:20
Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
Treasury of Scripture

What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

is man

Job 9:2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 25:4-6 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that …

1 Kings 8:46 If they sin against you, (for there is no man that sins not,) and …

2 Chronicles 6:36 If they sin against you, (for there is no man which sins not,) and …

Psalm 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there …

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Ecclesiastes 7:20,29 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not…

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born …

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: …

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by …

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth …

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