Romans 9:20
Good News Translation
But who are you, my friend, to talk back to God? A clay pot does not ask the man who made it, "Why did you make me like this?"

Contemporary English Version
But, my friend, I ask, "Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did?

Douay-Rheims Bible
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?

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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?

O man.

Romans 2:1 Wherefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest. For wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself. For thou dost the same things which thou judgest.

Micah 6:8 I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.

1 Corinthians 7:16 For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? Or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

who art.

Job 33:13 Dost thou strive against him, because he hath not answered thee to all words?

Job 36:23 Who can search out his ways? or who can say to him: Thou hast wrought iniquity?

Job 38:2,3 Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskilful words? . . .

Job 40:2,5,8 Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him. . . .

Job 42:2-6 I know that thou canst do all things, and no thought is hid from thee. . . .

Matthew 20:15 Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thy eye evil, because I am good?

repliest.

Job 16:3 Shall windy words have no end? or is it any trouble to thee to speak?

Titus 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters: in all things pleasing, not gainsaying:

or, disputes with God?

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Timothy 6:5 Conflicts of men corrupted in mind and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness.

Shall.

Isaiah 29:16 This thought of yours is perverse: as if the clay should think against the potter, and the work should say to the maker thereof: Thou madest me not: or the thing framed should say to him that fashioned it: Thou understandest not.

Isaiah 45:9-11 Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands? . . .

Context
The Calling of the Gentiles
19Thou wilt say therefore to me: Why doth he then find fault? For who resisteth his will? 20O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: Why hast thou made me thus? 21Or hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?…
Cross References
2 Samuel 16:10
And the king said: What have I to do with you, ye sons of Sarvia? Let him alone and let him curse: for the Lord hath bid him curse David: and who is he that shall dare say, why hath he done so?

Job 9:32
For I shall not answer a man that is like myself: nor one that may be heard with me equally in judgment.

Job 33:13
Dost thou strive against him, because he hath not answered thee to all words?

Isaiah 10:15
Shall the axe boast itself against him that cutteth with it? or shall the saw exalt itself against him by whom it is drawn? as if a rod should lift itself up against him that lifteth it up, and a staff exalt itself, which is but wood.

Isaiah 29:16
This thought of yours is perverse: as if the clay should think against the potter, and the work should say to the maker thereof: Thou madest me not: or the thing framed should say to him that fashioned it: Thou understandest not.

Isaiah 45:9
Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands?

Isaiah 64:8
And now, O Lord, thou art our father, and we are clay: and thou art our maker, and we all are the works of thy hands.

Jeremiah 18:6
Cannot I do with you, as this potter, O house of Israel, saith the Lord? behold as clay is in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

Daniel 4:35


Luke 12:14
But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge or divider over you?

Romans 2:1
Wherefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest. For wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself. For thou dost the same things which thou judgest.

Romans 2:3
And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them who do such things and dost the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

Romans 9:21
Or hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?

Romans 9:22
What if God, willing to shew his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction,

Romans 14:4
Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? To his own lord he standeth or falleth. And he shall stand: for God is able to make him stand.

2 Timothy 2:20
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth: and some indeed unto honour, but some unto dishonour.

James 2:20
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Additional Translations
But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to Him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”

But rather, O man, who are you, answering against God? Shall the thing formed say to the One having formed it, "Why have you made me like this?"

No but, O man, who are you that reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?

Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?

Aye, but thou, O man, who art thou that answerest again to God? Shall the thing formed say to him that has formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?

No, but, 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?

Nay, but who are you, a mere man, that you should cavil against GOD? Shall the thing moulded say to him who moulded it, "Why have you made me thus?"

But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?"

nay, but, O man, who art thou that art answering again to God? shall the thing formed say to Him who did form it, Why me didst thou make thus?
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