Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it; and he rendereth to man according to his work.

New American Standard Bible

If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?

King James Version

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Holman Bible

If you say, “But we didn’t know about this,”
won’t He who weighs hearts consider it?
Won’t He who protects your life know?
Won’t He repay a person according to his work?

International Standard Version

If you say, "Look here, we didn't know about this," doesn't God, who examines motives, discern it? Doesn't the one who guards your soul know about it? Won't he repay each person according to what he has done?

A Conservative Version

If thou say, Behold, we did not know this, Does not he who weighs the hearts consider it? And he who keeps thy soul, does he not know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his work?

American Standard Version

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew not this; Doth not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his work?

Amplified

If you [profess ignorance and] say, Behold, we did not know this, does not He Who weighs and ponders the heart perceive and consider it? And He Who guards your life, does not He know it? And shall not He render to [you and] every man according to his works?

Bible in Basic English

If you say, See, we had no knowledge of this: does not the tester of hearts give thought to it? and he who keeps your soul, has he no knowledge of it? and will he not give to every man the reward of his work?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

if thou should say, Behold, we knew it not; shall not he that weighs the hearts understand it? and he that keeps thy soul, does he not know it? and shall he not render to every man according to his works?

Julia Smith Translation

If thou shalt say, Behold, we knew not this; will not he trying hearts, understand? and he guarding thy soul, knew? and he turned back to man according to his work.

King James 2000

If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not he that weighs the heart consider it? and he that keeps your soul, does not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Lexham Expanded Bible

if you say, "Look, we do not know this," does not he who weighs hearts perceive [it]? And he who keeps your soul, he knows and will repay humankind according to his deeds.

Modern King James verseion

If you say, Behold, we did not know; does not He who searches the heart consider it? And the Keeper of your soul, does He know? And He repays to a man according to his works.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou wilt say, "I knew not of it"; Thinkest thou that he which made the hearts, doth not consider it? And that he which regardeth thy soul, seeth it not? Shall not he recompense every man according to his works?

NET Bible

If you say, "But we did not know about this," does not the one who evaluates hearts consider? Does not the one who guards your life know? Will he not repay each person according to his deeds?

New Heart English Bible

If you say, "Behold, we did not know this;" doesn't he who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, doesn't he know it? Shall he not render to every man according to his work?

The Emphasized Bible

Though thou say, Lo! we knew not this, Shall not, he that proveth hearts, himself, discern? And, he that formeth thy soul, himself, know? and bring back to a son of earth according to his deed?

Webster

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and will not he render to every man according to his works?

World English Bible

If you say, "Behold, we didn't know this;" doesn't he who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, doesn't he know it? Shall he not render to every man according to his work?

Youngs Literal Translation

When thou sayest, 'Lo, we knew not this.' Is not the Ponderer of hearts He who understandeth? And the Keeper of thy soul He who knoweth? And He hath rendered to man according to his work.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If thou sayest

Usage: 0

it not doth not he that pondereth
תּכן 
Takan 
Usage: 18

the heart
לבּה 
Libbah 
Usage: 5

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

it and shall not he render
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

to every man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

11 Deliver them that are taken forth unto death, and withdraw not from them that stagger to slaughter. 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it; and he rendereth to man according to his work. 13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste:



Cross References

Job 34:11

For a man's work will he render to him, and cause every one to find according to his way.

1 Samuel 16:7

But Jehovah said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth; for man looketh upon the outward appearance, but Jehovah looketh upon the heart.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.

Revelation 2:23

and her children will I kill with death; and all the assemblies shall know that I am he that searches the reins and the hearts; and I will give to you each according to your works.

Psalm 62:12

And unto thee, O Lord, belongeth loving-kindness; for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Psalm 121:3

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Psalm 121:8

Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in, from henceforth and for evermore.

Romans 2:6

who shall render to each according to his works:

1 Samuel 2:6

Jehovah killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.

1 Samuel 25:29

And if a man is risen up to pursue thee and to seek thy life, the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with Jehovah thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out from the hollow of the sling.

Psalm 7:9

Oh let the wrong of the wicked come to an end, and establish thou the righteous man; even thou that triest the hearts and reins, the righteous God.

Psalm 17:3

Thou hast proved my heart, thou hast visited me by night; thou hast tried me, thou hast found nothing: my thought goeth not beyond my word.

Psalm 44:21

Would not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 66:9

Who hath set our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

Proverbs 5:21

For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah, and he pondereth all his paths.

Jeremiah 17:10

I Jehovah search the heart, I try the reins, even to give each one according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 32:19

great in counsel and mighty in work, whose eyes are open upon all the ways of the children of men, to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:

Daniel 5:23

but hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of the heavens; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou and thy nobles, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:

Matthew 16:27

For the Son of man is about to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to each according to his doings.

Acts 17:28

for in him we live and move and exist; as also some of the poets amongst you have said, For we are also his offspring.

Romans 2:16

in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my glad tidings, by Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:5

So that do not judge anything before the time, until the Lord shall come, who shall also both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and shall make manifest the counsels of hearts; and then shall each have his praise from God.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of the Christ, that each may receive the things done in the body, according to those he has done, whether it be good or evil.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to the division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Revelation 1:18

and the living one: and I became dead, and behold, I am living to the ages of ages, and have the keys of death and of hades.

Revelation 2:18

And to the angel of the assembly in Thyatira write: These things says the Son of God, he that has his eyes as a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass:

Revelation 20:12-15

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is that of life. And the dead were judged out of the things written in the books according to their works.

Revelation 22:12

Behold, I come quickly, and my reward with me, to render to every one as his work shall be.

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