Job 31:5
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New International Version
"If I have walked with falsehood or my foot has hurried after deceit--

New Living Translation
"Have I lied to anyone or deceived anyone?

English Standard Version
“If I have walked with falsehood and my foot has hastened to deceit;

New American Standard Bible
"If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,

King James Bible
If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit,

International Standard Version
"If I've lived my life in the company of vanity, or run quickly to embrace deception,

NET Bible
If I have walked in falsehood, and if my foot has hastened to deceit--

New Heart English Bible
"If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hurried to deceit

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If I have walked with lies or my feet have run after deception,

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have walked with vanity, And my foot hath hasted to deceit--

New American Standard 1977
“If I have walked with falsehood,
            And my foot has hastened after deceit,

Jubilee Bible 2000
If I have walked with falsehood or if my foot has hastened to deceit,

King James 2000 Bible
If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hastened to deceit;

American King James Version
If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

American Standard Version
If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot hath hasted to deceit;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have walked in vanity, and my foot hath made haste to deceit:

Darby Bible Translation
If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot hath hasted to deceit,

English Revised Version
If I have walked with vanity, and my foot hath hasted to deceit;

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

World English Bible
"If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hurried to deceit

Young's Literal Translation
If I have walked with vanity, And my foot doth hasten to deceit,
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
4"Does He not see my ways And number all my steps? 5"If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit, 6Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.…
Cross References
Job 15:31
"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

Micah 2:11
"If a man walking after wind and falsehood Had told lies and said, 'I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,' He would be spokesman to this people.
Treasury of Scripture

If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

If

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands…

walked

Psalm 4:2 O you sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame? how …

Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips …

Psalm 44:20,21 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands …

Proverbs 12:11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that …

Jeremiah 2:5 Thus said the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, …

Ezekiel 13:8 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Because you have spoken vanity, …

Verse 5. - If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit. "If I have been a living lie, i.e. if, under a fair show of piety and righteousness of life, I have, as you my friends suppose, been all along a deceiver and a hypocrite, cloaking my secret sins under a mere pretence of well-doing, then the sooner I am exposed the better. Let me be weighed," etc. The painful suggestion of hypocrisy has been made by Job's friends repeatedly during the colloquy (Job 4:7-9; Job 8:6, 12; Job 11:4-6, '11-14; 15:30-35; 18:5-21; 20:5-29, etc.), and has deeply afflicted the patriarch. It is a charge so easily made, and so impossible to refute. All that the righteous man, thus falsely accused, can do is to appeal to God: "Thou, God, knowest. Thou, God, wilt one day show forth the truth." If I have walked with vanity,.... Or with vain men, as Bar Tzemach interprets it, keeping company and having fellowship with them in their vain and sinful practices; or in the vanity of his mind, indulging himself in impurity of heart and life; or rather using deceitful methods to cheat and defraud others; for this seems to be another vice Job clears himself of, acting unjustly in his dealings with men, or dealing falsely with them:

or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; to cheat men in buying and selling, being ready and swift to do it, and in haste to become rich, which puts men oftentimes on evil ways and methods to attain it; see Proverbs 28:20. 5. Job's abstinence from evil deeds.

vanity—that is, falsehood (Ps 12:2).31:1-8 Job did not speak the things here recorded by way of boasting, but in answer to the charge of hypocrisy. He understood the spiritual nature of God's commandments, as reaching to the thoughts and intents of the heart. It is best to let our actions speak for us; but in some cases we owe it to ourselves and to the cause of God, solemnly to protest our innocence of the crimes of which we are falsely accused. The lusts of the flesh, and the love of the world, are two fatal rocks on which multitudes split; against these Job protests he was always careful to stand upon his guard. And God takes more exact notice of us than we do of ourselves; let us therefore walk circumspectly. He carefully avoided all sinful means of getting wealth. He dreaded all forbidden profit as much as all forbidden pleasure. What we have in the world may be used with comfort, or lost with comfort, if honestly gotten. Without strict honestly and faithfulness in all our dealings, we can have no good evidence of true godliness. Yet how many professors are unable to abide this touchstone!
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