Job 4:17

“Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shall mortall man be more iust then God? shall a man bee more pure then his maker?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
- American Standard Version (1901)

May a man be upright before God? or a man be clean before his Maker?
- Basic English Bible

Shall [mortal] man be more just than +God? Shall a man be purer than his Maker?
- Darby Bible

Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
- Webster's Bible

'Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
- World English Bible

`Is mortal man than God more righteous? Than his Maker is a man cleaner?
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Shall mortal man be just before God? Shall a man be pure before his Maker?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 4:17


4:17 More just - Pretend more strictly to observe the laws of justice? Shall (enosh) mortal, miserable man (so the word signifies) be thus insolent? Nay, shall geber, the strongest and most eminent man, stand in competition with God? Those that find fault with the directions of the Divine law, the dispensations of the Divine grace, or the disposal of the Divine providence, do make themselves more just and pure than God: who being their maker, is their Lord and owner: and the author of all the justice and purity that is in man.


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