New Living Translation
How can a mortal be innocent before God? Can anyone born of a woman be pure?
King James Bible
How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
Darby Bible Translation
And how should man be just with �God? Or how should he be clean that is born of a woman?
World English Bible
How then can man be just with God? Or how can he who is born of a woman be clean?
Young's Literal Translation
And what? is man righteous with God? And what? is he pure -- born of a woman?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:4 Man - The word signifies man that is miserable, which supposes him to be sinful; and shall such a creature quarrel with that dominion of God, to which the sinless, and happy, and glorious angels submit? God - Before God's tribunal, to which thou dost so boldly appeal.
In this and the following chapter our aim will be fourfold. First, to demonstrate the impossibility of any sinner obtaining acceptance and favour with God on the ground of his own performances. Second, to show that the saving of a sinner presented a problem which nought but omniscience could solve, but that the consummate wisdom of God has devised a way whereby He can pronounce righteous a guilty transgressor of His Law without impeaching His veracity, sullying His holiness, or ignoring the claims …
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification
The Doctrine of Angels.
"All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags, and we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
'Can a mortal be innocent before God? Can anyone be pure before the Creator?'
"Yes, I know all this is true in principle. But how can a person be declared innocent in God's sight?
Who can bring purity out of an impure person? No one!
Can any mortal be pure? Can anyone born of a woman be just?
Don't put your servant on trial, for no one is innocent before you.
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