Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“For He knows false men,
And He sees iniquity without investigating.

King James Version

For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

Holman Bible

Surely He knows which people are worthless.
If He sees iniquity, will He not take note of it?

International Standard Version

For he knows mankind's deceitfulness; when he sees iniquity, won't he himself consider it?

A Conservative Version

For he knows FALSE men. He also sees iniquity. Will he not then consider it?

American Standard Version

For he knoweth false men: He seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not.


“For He recognizes and knows false and worthless men,
And He sees wickedness, will He not consider it?

Bible in Basic English

For in his eyes men are as nothing; he sees evil and takes note of it.

Darby Translation

For he knoweth vain men, and seeth wickedness when man doth not consider it;

Julia Smith Translation

For he knew men of vanity, and he will see iniquity; and will he not understand?

King James 2000

For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For he knows {those who are worthless}; {when he sees} iniquity, {he will not consider it}.

Modern King James verseion

For He knows vain men; and when He sees wickedness, will He not search it?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For it is he that knoweth the vanity of men. He seeth their wickedness also; should he not then consider it?

NET Bible

For he knows deceitful men; when he sees evil, will he not consider it?

New Heart English Bible

For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.

The Emphasized Bible

For, he, knoweth men of falsity, and seeth iniquity, and him that doth not diligently consider.


For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

World English Bible

For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.

Youngs Literal Translation

For he hath known men of vanity, And He seeth iniquity, And one doth not consider it!


Root Form
שׁו שׁואo 
Usage: 53

Usage: 21

he seeth
Usage: 1308

also will he not then consider
Usage: 169

Context Readings

God Can Do As He Pleases

10 “If He passes by or shuts up,
Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?
11 “For He knows false men,
And He sees iniquity without investigating.
12 An idiot will become intelligent
When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.

Cross References

Hebrews 4:13

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

Psalm 10:14

You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand.
The unfortunate commits himself to You;
You have been the helper of the orphan.

Job 22:13-14

“You say, ‘What does God know?
Can He judge through the thick darkness?

Job 34:21-23

“For His eyes are upon the ways of a man,
And He sees all his steps.

Psalm 10:11

He says to himself, “God has forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”

Psalm 35:22

You have seen it, O Lord, do not keep silent;
O Lord, do not be far from me.

Psalm 94:11

The Lord knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

Jeremiah 17:9-10

“The heart is more deceitful than all else
And is desperately sick;
Who can understand it?

Hosea 7:2

And they do not consider in their hearts
That I remember all their wickedness.
Now their deeds are all around them;
They are before My face.

Habakkuk 1:13

Your eyes are too pure to approve evil,
And You can not look on wickedness with favor.
Why do You look with favor
On those who deal treacherously?
Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up
Those more righteous than they?

John 2:24-25

But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men,

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.

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