Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“You say, ‘God stores away a man’s iniquity for his sons.’
Let God repay him so that he may know it.

King James Version

God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

Holman Bible

God reserves a person’s punishment for his children.
Let God repay the person himself, so that he may know it.

International Standard Version

God stores up their iniquity to repay their children; making them repay so that they may be aware.

A Conservative Version

[Ye say], God lays up his iniquity for his sons. Let him recompense it to himself that he may know it.

American Standard Version

Ye say , God layeth up his iniquity for his children. Let him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it:

Amplified


“You say, ‘God stores away [the punishment of] man’s wickedness for his children.’
Let God repay him so that he may know and experience it.

Bible in Basic English

You say, God keeps punishment stored up for his children. Let him send it on the man himself, so that he may have the punishment of it!

Darby Translation

+God layeth up the punishment of his iniquity for his children; he rewardeth him, and he shall know it:

Julia Smith Translation

God will lay up his iniquity for his sons: he will requite to him and be shall know.

King James 2000

God lays up his iniquity for his children: he recompenses him, and he shall know it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

'God stores up his iniquity for his children'? [Then] let him repay [it] to him that he may know.

Modern King James verseion

God lays up his iniquity for his children. He repays him, and he knows.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And though God save their children from such sorrow, yet will he so reward themselves, that they shall know it.

NET Bible

You may say, 'God stores up a man's punishment for his children!' Instead let him repay the man himself so that he may know it!

New Heart English Bible

You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.

The Emphasized Bible

Shall, GOD, reserve, for his children, his sorrow? Let him recompense him so that he may know it;

Webster

God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

World English Bible

You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.

Youngs Literal Translation

God layeth up for his sons his sorrow, He giveth recompense unto him -- and he knoweth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
God
אלהּ אלוהּ 
'elowahh 
God, god
Usage: 57

layeth up
צפן 
Tsaphan 
Usage: 32

Context Readings

Job's Seventh Speech: A Response To Zophar

18 “Are they as straw before the wind,
And like chaff which the storm carries away?
19 “You say, ‘God stores away a man’s iniquity for his sons.’
Let God repay him so that he may know it.
20 “Let his own eyes see his decay,
And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.



Cross References

Exodus 20:5

You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Genesis 4:7

If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”

Deuteronomy 32:34

Is it not laid up in store with Me,
Sealed up in My treasuries?

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I sharpen My flashing sword,
And My hand takes hold on justice,
I will render vengeance on My adversaries,
And I will repay those who hate Me.

2 Samuel 3:39

I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me. May the Lord repay the evildoer according to his evil.”

Job 22:24

And place your gold in the dust,
And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

Psalm 54:5

He will recompense the evil to my foes;
Destroy them in Your faithfulness.

Psalm 109:9-31

Let his children be fatherless
And his wife a widow.

Isaiah 14:21

“Prepare for his sons a place of slaughter
Because of the iniquity of their fathers.
They must not arise and take possession of the earth
And fill the face of the world with cities.”

Isaiah 53:4-6

Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.

Jeremiah 31:29

“In those days they will not say again,
The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
And the children’s teeth are set on edge.’

Ezekiel 18:2

What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying,
The fathers eat the sour grapes,
But the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

Ezekiel 18:14

“Now behold, he has a son who has observed all his father’s sins which he committed, and observing does not do likewise.

Ezekiel 18:19-20

“Yet you say, ‘Why should the son not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity?’ When the son has practiced justice and righteousness and has observed all My statutes and done them, he shall surely live.

Malachi 3:18

So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

Matthew 6:19-20

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 16:27

For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds.

Matthew 23:31-35

So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.

Romans 2:5

But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

2 Corinthians 5:21

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Timothy 4:14

Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

Revelation 18:6

Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.

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