Proverbs 24:12

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not: doth not he that pondereth the heart, consider it? and he that keepeth thy soule, doth not he know it? and shall not hee render to euery man according to his workes?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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?
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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?
- Webster's 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?
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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 works?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 24:12


24:12 Consider - That this is only a frivolous excuse.


Discussion for Proverbs 24:12

  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 12
    vs 11and12 tell me to EPHESIANS 4;15-16.orderly,help someone i see that is about to be overtaken in a trespass,in love.it may hurt for a season but i must take the chance to help that person in need,JESUS LOVES US...

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