Romans 9:20
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English Standard Version
But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”

King James Bible
Nay 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?

American Standard Version
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?

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?

English Revised Version
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?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

Weymouth New Testament
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?"

Romans 9:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

O man

Man as man, not Jew.

That repliest (ὁ ἀνταποκρινόμενος)

Only here and Luke 14:6. Lit., to contradict in reply: to answer by contradicting. Thus, in the case of the dropsical man (Luke 14), Jesus answered (ἀποκριθεὶς) the thought in the minds of the lawyers and Pharisees by asking, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?" Then He asked, "Who of you would refuse on the Sabbath to extricate his beast from the pit into which it has fallen?" And they were unable to answer Him in reply: to answer by contradicting Him. So here, the word signifies to reply to an answer which God had already given, and implies, as Godet observes, the spirit of contention.

Romans 9:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O man.

Romans 2:1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge: for wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself...

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy...

1 Corinthians 7:16 For what know you, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? or how know you, O man, whether you shall save your wife?

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

who art.

Job 33:13 Why do you strive against him? for he gives not account of any of his matters.

Job 36:23 Who has enjoined him his way? or who can say, You have worked iniquity?

Job 38:2,3 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge...

Job 40:2,5,8 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it...

Job 42:2-6 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from you...

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

repliest. or, answerest again.

Job 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer?

Titus 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

or, disputes with God?

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

1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.

Shall.

Isaiah 29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it...

Isaiah 45:9-11 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...

Cross References
2 Samuel 16:10
But the king said, "What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the LORD has said to him, 'Curse David,' who then shall say, 'Why have you done so?'"

Job 9:32
For he is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together.

Job 33:13
Why do you contend against him, saying, 'He will answer none of man's words'?

Isaiah 10:15
Shall the axe boast over him who hews with it, or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it? As if a rod should wield him who lifts it, or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood!

Isaiah 29:16
You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, "He did not make me"; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?

Isaiah 45:9
"Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, 'What are you making?' or 'Your work has no handles'?

Isaiah 64:8
But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

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