Job 9:2
New International Version
"Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God?

New Living Translation
“Yes, I know all this is true in principle. But how can a person be declared innocent in God’s sight?

English Standard Version
“Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be in the right before God?

Berean Study Bible
“Yes, I know that it is so, but how can a mortal be righteous before God?

King James Bible
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

New King James Version
“Truly I know it is so, But how can a man be righteous before God?

New American Standard Bible
“In truth I know that this is so; But how can a person be in the right with God?

NASB 1995
"In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God?

NASB 1977
“In truth I know that this is so, But how can a man be in the right before God?

Amplified Bible
“Yes, I know it is true. But how can a mortal man be right before God?

Christian Standard Bible
Yes, I know what you’ve said is true, but how can a person be justified before God?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, I know what you've said is true, but how can a person be justified before God?

American Standard Version
Of a truth I know that it is so: But how can man be just with God?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Truly I know that it is so, and no man overcomes God

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I know of a truth that it is so: for how shall a mortal man be just before the Lord?

Contemporary English Version
What you say is true. No human is innocent in the sight of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Indeed I know it is so, and that man cannot be justified compared with

English Revised Version
Of a truth I know that it is so: but how can man be just with God?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Yes, I know that this is true. But how can a mortal be declared righteous to God?

International Standard Version
"Indeed, I'm fully aware that this is so, but how can a person become right with God?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of a truth I know that it is so; And how can man be just with God?

Literal Standard Version
“Truly I have known that [it is] so, "" But how is man righteous with God?

NET Bible
"Truly, I know that this is so. But how can a human be just before God?

New Heart English Bible
"Truly I know that it is so, but how can man be just with God?

World English Bible
"Truly I know that it is so, but how can man be just with God?

Young's Literal Translation
Truly I have known that it is so, And what -- is man righteous with God?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
1Then Job answered: 2“Yes, I know that it is so, but how can a mortal be righteous before God? 3If one wished to contend with God, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.…

Cross References
Ezra 9:15
O LORD, God of Israel, You are righteous! For we remain this day as a remnant. Here we are before You in our guilt, though because of it no one can stand before You."

Job 4:17
Can a mortal be more righteous than God, or a man more pure than his Maker?

Job 9:1
Then Job answered:

Job 25:4
How then can a man be just before God? How can one born of woman be pure?

Psalm 143:2
Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous before You.


Treasury of Scripture

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

how

Job 4:17
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Job 14:3,4
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee? …

Job 25:4
How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

with.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Yes,
אָ֭מְנָם (’ā·mə·nām)
Conjunction
Strong's 551: Verily, truly

I know
יָדַ֣עְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִי־ (ḵî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[it is] so,
כֵ֑ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

but how
וּמַה־ (ū·mah-)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

can a mortal
אֱנ֣וֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

be righteous
יִּצְדַּ֖ק (yiṣ·daq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6663: To be just or righteous

before
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

God?
אֵֽל׃ (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty


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