|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
'Can a mortal be innocent before God? Can anyone be pure before the Creator?'
King James Bible
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
American Standard Version
Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
Young's Literal Translation
'Is mortal man than God more righteous? Than his Maker is a man cleaner?
Job 4:17 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:17 More just - Pretend more strictly to observe the laws of justice? Shall (enosh) mortal, miserable man (so the word signifies) be thus insolent? Nay, shall geber, the strongest and most eminent man, stand in competition with God? Those that find fault with the directions of the Divine law, the dispensations of the Divine grace, or the disposal of the Divine providence, do make themselves more just and pure than God: who being their maker, is their Lord and owner: and the author of all the justice and purity that is in man.
Job 4:17 Parallel CommentariesClean Maker Mankind Mortal Pure Righteous UprightClean Maker Mankind Mortal Pure Righteous UprightThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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