Job 14:4
New International Version
Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!

New Living Translation
Who can bring purity out of an impure person? No one!

English Standard Version
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one.

Berean Study Bible
Who can bring clean out of unclean? No one!

New American Standard Bible
"Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!

King James Bible
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Christian Standard Bible
Who can produce something pure from what is impure? No one!

Contemporary English Version
There's no way a human can be completely pure.

Good News Translation
Nothing clean can ever come from anything as unclean as human beings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who can produce something pure from what is impure? No one!

International Standard Version
Who can produce a clean thing from an unclean thing? No one!

NET Bible
Who can make a clean thing come from an unclean? No one!

New Heart English Bible
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If only an unclean person could become clean! It's not possible.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

New American Standard 1977
“Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one.

King James 2000 Bible
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? no one.

American King James Version
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

American Standard Version
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For who shall be pure from uncleanness? not even one;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed ? is it not thou who only art?

Darby Bible Translation
Who can bring a clean [man] out of the unclean? Not one!

English Revised Version
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

World English Bible
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.

Young's Literal Translation
Who giveth a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
Study Bible
Job Laments the Finality of Death
3Do You open your eyes to one like this? Will You bring him into judgment before You? 4Who can bring clean out of unclean? No one! 5Since his days are determined and the number of his months is with You, and since You have set limits that he cannot exceed,…
Cross References
Job 15:14
What is man, that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?

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

Psalm 51:5
Surely I was brought forth in iniquity; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

Proverbs 20:9
Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am cleansed from my sin"?

Treasury of Scripture

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Who can bring.

Job 15:14
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 25:4-6
How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? …

Genesis 5:3
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

a clean

Luke 1:35
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.







Lexicon
Who
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

can bring
יִתֵּ֣ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

clean
טָ֭הוֹר (ṭā·hō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2889: Clean, pure

out of unclean?
מִטָּמֵ֗א (miṭ·ṭā·mê)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2931: Unclean

No
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

one!
אֶחָֽד׃ (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first
(4) Who can bring a clean thing . . .--How can man be clean that is born of woman, who is unclean? This question is reiterated by Bildad (Job 25:4). We ought perhaps, however, rather to render "Oh, that the clean could come forth from the unclean! but none can."

Verse 4. - Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. It is scarcely true to say that "the fact of original sin is thus distinctly recognized" ('Speaker's Commentary,' vol. 4. p. 61). Original uncleanness and infirmity are recognized; but the uncleanness is material, and removable by material expiation (Leviticus 12:2-8). It is rather man's weakness than his sinfulness that is here under discussion. 14:1-6 Job enlarges upon the condition of man, addressing himself also to God. Every man of Adam's fallen race is short-lived. All his show of beauty, happiness, and splendour falls before the stroke of sickness or death, as the flower before the scythe; or passes away like the shadow. How is it possible for a man's conduct to be sinless, when his heart is by nature unclean? Here is a clear proof that Job understood and believed the doctrine of original sin. He seems to have intended it as a plea, why the Lord should not deal with him according to his own works, but according to His mercy and grace. It is determined, in the counsel and decree of God, how long we shall live. Our times are in his hands, the powers of nature act under him; in him we live and move. And it is very useful to reflect seriously on the shortness and uncertainty of human life, and the fading nature of all earthly enjoyments. But it is still more important to look at the cause, and remedy of these evils. Until we are born of the Spirit, no spiritually good thing dwells in us, or can proceed from us. Even the little good in the regenerate is defiled with sin. We should therefore humble ourselves before God, and cast ourselves wholly on the mercy of God, through our Divine Surety. We should daily seek the renewing of the Holy Ghost, and look to heaven as the only place of perfect holiness and happiness.
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