Job 14:16
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New International Version
Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.

New Living Translation
For then you would guard my steps, instead of watching for my sins.

English Standard Version
For then you would number my steps; you would not keep watch over my sin;

New American Standard Bible
"For now You number my steps, You do not observe my sin.

King James Bible
For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For then You would count my steps but would not take note of my sin.

International Standard Version
Then you'll certainly count every step I took, but you won't keep an inventory of my sin.

NET Bible
"Surely now you count my steps; then you would not mark my sin.

New Heart English Bible
But now you number my steps. Do you not watch over my sin?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Though now you count my steps, you will not keep [a record of] my sins.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But now Thou numberest my steps, Thou dost not even wait for my sin;

New American Standard 1977
“For now Thou dost number my steps,
            Thou dost not observe my sin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For now thou dost number my steps; thou dost not open up my sin.

King James 2000 Bible
For now you number my steps: do not watch over my sin.

American King James Version
For now you number my steps: do you not watch over my sin?

American Standard Version
But now thou numberest my steps: Dost thou not watch over my sin?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou indeed hast numbered my steps, but spare my sins.

Darby Bible Translation
For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

English Revised Version
But now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

Webster's Bible Translation
For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

World English Bible
But now you number my steps. Don't you watch over my sin?

Young's Literal Translation
But now, my steps Thou numberest, Thou dost not watch over my sin.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:16-22 Job's faith and hope spake, and grace appeared to revive; but depravity again prevailed. He represents God as carrying matters to extremity against him. The Lord must prevail against all who contend with him. God may send disease and pain, we may lose all comfort in those near and dear to us, every hope of earthly happiness may be destroyed, but God will receive the believer into realms of eternal happiness. But what a change awaits the prosperous unbeliever! How will he answer when God shall call him to his tribunal? The Lord is yet upon a mercy-seat, ready to be gracious. Oh that sinners would be wise, that they would consider their latter end! While man's flesh is upon him, that is, the body he is so loth to lay down, it shall have pain; and while his soul is within him, that is, the spirit he is so loth to resign, it shall mourn. Dying work is hard work; dying pangs often are sore pangs. It is folly for men to defer repentance to a death-bed, and to have that to do which is the one thing needful, when unfit to do anything.
Study Bible
Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death
15"You will call, and I will answer You; You will long for the work of Your hands. 16"For now You number my steps, You do not observe my sin. 17"My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And You wrap up my iniquity.…
Cross References
Job 10:6
That You should seek for my guilt And search after my sin?

Job 31:4
"Does He not see my ways And number all my steps?

Job 34:21
"For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.

Psalm 139:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

Psalm 139:3
You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.

Proverbs 5:21
For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.
Treasury of Scripture

For now you number my steps: do you not watch over my sin?

thou numberest

Job 10:6,14 That you enquire after my iniquity, and search after my sin…

Job 13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; …

Job 31:4 Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

Job 33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks, he marks all my paths.

Job 34:21 For his eyes are on the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.

Psalm 56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark …

Psalm 139:1-4 O lord, you have searched me, and known me…

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders …

Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open on all …

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