Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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.

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 If thou forbear to deliver those that are drawn unto death and those that are ready to be slain, 12 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? 13 My son, eat of the honey, because it is good, and of the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:



Cross References

Job 34:11

For he shall pay man according to his work and cause every man to find according to his ways.

1 Samuel 16:7

And the LORD replied unto Samuel, Do not look on his countenance or on the height of his stature because I have refused him, for it is not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD weighs the hearts.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest violence unto the poor and the extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and there is one higher than they.

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children with death, and all the congregations shall know that I AM he that searches the kidneys and hearts, and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.

Psalm 62:12

Also unto thee, O Lord, belongs mercy, for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Psalm 121:3

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

Psalm 121:8

The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Romans 2:6

who will render to everyone according to his deeds:

1 Samuel 2:6

The LORD kills, and he gives life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

1 Samuel 25:29

Yet a man is risen to pursue thee and to seek thy soul, but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God, and he shall hurl forth the souls of thine enemies as out of the middle of a sling.

Psalm 7:9

Let wickedness consume the wicked; but establish the just: for the righteous God is he who tries the hearts and kidneys.

Psalm 17:3

Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast refined me and hast found no iniquity; that which I thought did not pass through my mouth.

Psalm 44:21

shall not God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 66:9

It is he who placed our soul into life and did not suffer our feet to slip.

Proverbs 5:21

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he weighs all his goings.

Jeremiah 17:10

I the LORD search the heart; I try the kidneys, even to give each man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 32:19

great in counsel and magnificent in works: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men to give unto each 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 heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou and thy princes, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; furthermore, thou hast praised gods of silver and of gold, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone, which do not see, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand is thy soul and whose are all thy ways, thou hast never honoured.

Matthew 16:27

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he shall reward everyone according to their works.

Acts 17:28

for in him we live and move and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also of his lineage.

Romans 2:16

in the day when God shall judge that which men have covered up, according to my gospel by Jesus, the Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore, judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall each one have praise of God.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ that each one may receive according to that which they have done in the body, good or evil.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is alive and efficient and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Revelation 1:18

and he that lives and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of Hades and of death.

Revelation 2:18

And unto the angel of the congregation in Thyatira write; These things, saith the Son of God, who has his eyes like unto a flame of fire and his feet like unto brilliant metal:

Revelation 20:12-15

And I saw the dead, great and small, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened; which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 22:12

And, behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give each one according as his work shall be.

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