New International Version
Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!
King James Bible
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
Darby Bible Translation
Who can bring a clean [man] out of the 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who can bring a clean thing - This verse is thus rendered by the Chaldee: "Who will produce a clean thing from man, who is polluted with sins, except God, who is one?" By Coverdale thus: Who can make it cleane, that commeth of an uncleane thinge? No body. The text refers to man's original and corrupt nature. Every man that is born into the world comes into it in a corrupt or sinful state. This is called original sin; and is derived from fallen Adam, who is the stock, to the utmost ramifications of the human family. Not one human spirit is born into the world without this corruption of nature. All are impure and unholy; and from this principle of depravity all transgression is produced; and from this corruption of nature God alone can save. The Septuagint, in the Codex Alexandrinus, reads the verse thus: Τις γαρ εσται καθαρο· απο ῥυπου; ουδε εἱς, εαν και μιας ἡμερας γενηται ὁ βιος αυτου επι της γης; "Who is pure from corruption? Not one, although he had lived but one day upon the earth."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who can bring. Heb. Who will give
LibraryFebruary 18 Evening
Adam . . . begat a son in his own likeness.--GEN. 5:3. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?--Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Dead in trespasses and sins; . . . by nature the children of wrath, even as others.--I am carnal, sold under sin. That which I do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing. By one man sin entered into the world, . . . by one man's …
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"What are mortals, that they could be pure, or those born of woman, that they could be righteous?
How then can a mortal be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure?
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"?
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