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Job 14:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Who can bring a clean [thing] out of an unclean? not one.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who can bring a clean [thing] out of an unclean? not one.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Who can bring a clean [man] out of the unclean? Not one!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Who giveth a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed? is it not thou who only art?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who can bring a cleane thing out of an vncleane? not one.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For who shall be pure from uncleanness? not even one;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Who can bring a clean [thing] out of an unclean? not one.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Who x4310
(4310) Complement
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
can bring 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a clean 2889
{2889} Prime
From H2891; pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense).
[thing] out of an unclean? 2931
{2931} Prime
From H2930; foul in a religious sense.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
one. 259
{0259} Prime
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 14:4

_ _ A plea in mitigation. The doctrine of original sin was held from the first. “Man is unclean from his birth, how then can God expect perfect cleanness from such a one and deal so severely with me?”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 14:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 14:4

Not one — No man. This is the prerogative of thy grace, which therefore I humbly implore.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Who can bring:
Heb. Who will give,
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? ... How much less man, [that is] a worm? and the son of man, [which is] a worm?
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:
Psalms 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psalms 90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are [as] a sleep: in the morning [they are] like grass [which] groweth up.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Romans 8:8-9 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. ... But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

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.
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Gn 5:3. Jb 15:14; 25:4. Ps 51:5; 90:5. Lk 1:35. Jn 3:6. Ro 5:12; 8:8. Ep 2:3.

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