Psalm 143:2
New International Version
Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.

New Living Translation
Don't put your servant on trial, for no one is innocent before you.

English Standard Version
Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.

Berean Study Bible
Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous before You.

New American Standard Bible
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

King James Bible
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in your sight.

Contemporary English Version
I am your servant. Don't try me in your court, because no one is innocent by your standards.

Good News Translation
Don't put me, your servant, on trial; no one is innocent in your sight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in Your sight.

International Standard Version
Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no living person is righteous in your sight.

NET Bible
Do not sit in judgment on your servant, for no one alive is innocent before you.

New Heart English Bible
Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for in your sight no man living is righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not bring your Servant to judgment, because no one who lives is innocent before you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not take me to court for judgment, because there is no one alive who is righteous in your presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And enter not into judgment with Thy servant; For in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.

New American Standard 1977
And do not enter into judgment with Thy servant, For in Thy sight no man living is righteous.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And enter not into judgment with thy slave; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

King James 2000 Bible
And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

American King James Version
And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

American Standard Version
And enter not into judgment with thy servant; For in thy sight no man living is righteous.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And enter not into judgment with thy servant, for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.

Darby Bible Translation
And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.

English Revised Version
And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Webster's Bible Translation
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

World English Bible
Don't enter into judgment with your servant, for in your sight no man living is righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, For no one living is justified before Thee.
Study Bible
I Stretch Out My Hands to You
1A Psalm of David. O LORD, hear my prayer. In Your faithfulness, give ear to my plea; in Your righteousness, answer me. 2Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous before You. 3For the enemy has pursued my soul, crushing my life to the ground, making me dwell in darkness like those long since dead.…
Cross References
Romans 3:10
As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one.

Romans 3:20
Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the Law. For the Law merely brings awareness of sin.

1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. It is the Lord who judges me.

Galatians 2:16
know that a man is not justified by works of the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law no one will be justified.

1 Kings 8:46
When they sin against You--for there is no one who does not sin--and You become angry with them and deliver them to an enemy who takes them as captives to his own land, whether far or near,

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

Job 9:2
"Yes, I know that it is so, but how can a mortal be righteous before God?

Job 14:3
Do You open your eyes to one like this? Will You bring him into judgment before You?

Job 22:4
Is it for your reverence that He rebukes you and enters into judgment against you?

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

Psalm 14:3
All have turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Psalm 130:3
If you, O LORD, kept track of iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

Ecclesiastes 7:20
Surely there is no righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD brings this charge against the elders and leaders of His people: "You have devoured the vineyard; the plunder of the poor is in your houses.

Treasury of Scripture

And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

enter not

Psalm 130:3
If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

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

in thy sight

Exodus 34:7
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

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

Job 9:2,3
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? …







Lexicon
Do not
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

bring
תָּב֣וֹא (tā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

Your servant
עַבְדֶּ֑ךָ (‘aḇ·de·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

into judgment,
בְ֭מִשְׁפָּט (ḇə·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

for
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

no one
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

alive
חָֽי׃ (ḥāy)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

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

before You.
לְפָנֶ֣יךָ (lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(2) And enter not.--The Divine justice has just been invoked, and now the appellant suddenly seems to deprecate it. These verses really sum up the apparent paradox of the Book of Job, as also the expressions recall that Book. (See Job 4:17; Job 9:2; Job 9:32; Job 14:3, seq., Job 15:14; Job 22:4, &c) In one breath Job frequently pours forth pathetic protestations of his innocence, and dread lest God should take him at his word and arraign him for trial. Man, in his desire to have his character vindicated before man, appeals to the just Judge, but instantly falls back with a guilty sense that before that tribunal none can stand:

"For merit lives from man to man,

And not from man, O Lord, to Thee.

Shall . . . be justified.--This follows the LXX. Better, is just.

Verse 2. - And enter not into judgment with thy servant. The psalmist, having touched the point of abstract justice, shrinks from pressing it. He knows that he is not "righteous before God," and that his life and conduct "cannot endure the severity of God's judgment" (Art. XII.). He therefore "deprecates a strictly retributive treatment" (Cheyne). For in thy sight shall no man living be justified (comp. Psalm 130:3; and see also Job 4:17-19; Job 9:2; Job 15:14; Job 25:4). 143:1-6 We have no righteousness of our own to plead, therefore must plead God's righteousness, and the word of promise which he has freely given us, and caused us to hope in. David, before he prays for the removal of his trouble, prays for the pardon of his sin, and depends upon mercy alone for it. He bemoans the weight upon his mind from outward troubles. But he looks back, and remembers God's former appearance for his afflicted people, and for him in particular. He looks round, and notices the works of God. The more we consider the power of God, the less we shall fear the face or force of man. He looks up with earnest desires towards God and his favour. This is the best course we can take, when our spirits are overwhelmed. The believer will not forget, that in his best actions he is a sinner. Meditation and prayer will recover us from distresses; and then the mourning soul strives to return to the Lord as the infant stretches out its hands to the indulgent mother, and thirsts for his consolations as the parched ground for refreshing rain.
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