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"Can anyone be righteous in the sight of God or be pure before his Creator?
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Shall man be justified in comparison of God, or shall a man be more pure than his maker?
Job 8:3 Doth God pervert judgment, or doth the Almighty overthrow that which is just?
Job 9:2 Indeed I know it is so, and that man cannot be justified, compared with God.
Job 35:2 Doth thy thought seem right to thee, that thou shouldst say: I am more just than God?
Job 40:8 Wilt thou make void my judgment: and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?
Genesis 18:25 Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.
Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.
Psalm 145:17 The Lord is just in all his ways: and holy in all his works.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is no just man upon earth, that doth good, and sinneth not.
Jeremiah 12:1 Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?
Romans 2:5 But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God:
Romans 3:4-7 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged. . . .
Romans 9:20 O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: Why hast thou made me thus?
Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways!
shall a man.
Job 9:30,31 If I be washed, as it were, with snow waters, and my hands shall shine ever so clean: . . .
Job 14:4 Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed? is it not thou who only art?
Job 15:14 What is man that he should be without spot, and he that is born of a woman that he should appear just?
Job 25:4 Can man be justified compared with God, or he that is born of a woman appear clean?
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is perverse above all things, and unsearchable, who can know it?
Mark 7:20-23 But he said that the things which come out from a man, they defile a man. . . .
Revelation 4:8 And the four living creatures had each of them six wings: and round about and within they are full of eyes. And they rested not day and night, saying: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.
ContextEliphaz: The Innocent Prosper
…16There stood one whose countenance I knew not, an image before my eyes, and I heard the voice, as it were, of a gentle wind. 17Shall man be justified in comparison of God, or shall a man be more pure than his maker?18Behold, they that serve him are not steadfast, and in his angels he found wickedness:…
There stood one whose countenance I knew not, an image before my eyes, and I heard the voice, as it were, of a gentle wind.
Indeed I know it is so, and that man cannot be justified, compared with God.
Can man be justified compared with God, or he that is born of a woman appear clean?
Did not he that made me in the womb make him also: and did not one and the same form me in the womb?
For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while my Maker may take me away.
And he hath not said: Where is God, who made me, who hath given songs in the night?
I will repeat my knowledge from the beginning, and I will prove my Maker just.
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.
Additional Translations‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God, or a man more pure than his Maker?Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
What, shall a mortal be pure before the Lord? or a man be blameless in regard to his works?
Shall [mortal] man be more just than +God? Shall a man be purer than his Maker?
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
'Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
'Is mortal man than God more righteous? Than his Maker is a man cleaner?
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