Job 31:6
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New International Version
let God weigh me in honest scales and he will know that I am blameless--

New Living Translation
Let God weigh me on the scales of justice, for he knows my integrity.

English Standard Version
(Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!)

New American Standard Bible
Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.

King James Bible
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
let God weigh me in accurate scales, and He will recognize my integrity.

International Standard Version
let my righteousness be weighed in honest scales, and God will make known my integrity.

NET Bible
let him weigh me with honest scales; then God will discover my integrity.

New Heart English Bible
(let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity);

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[then] let God weigh me on honest scales, and he will know I have integrity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let me be weighed in a just balance, That God may know mine integrity--

New American Standard 1977
Let Him weigh me with accurate scales,
            And let God know my integrity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
let me be weighed in a just balance, that God may know my integrity.

King James 2000 Bible
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity.

American King James Version
Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know my integrity.

American Standard Version
(Let me be weighed in an even balance, That God may know mine integrity);

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him weigh me in a just balance, and let God know my simplicity.

Darby Bible Translation
(Let me be weighed in an even balance, and +God will take knowledge of my blamelessness;)

English Revised Version
(Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity;)

Webster's Bible Translation
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity.

World English Bible
(let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity);

Young's Literal Translation
He doth weigh me in righteous balances, And God doth know my integrity.
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
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. 7"If my step has turned from the way, Or my heart followed my eyes, Or if any spot has stuck to my hands,…
Cross References
Job 6:2
"Oh that my grief were actually weighed And laid in the balances together with my calamity!

Job 6:3
"For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; Therefore my words have been rash.

Job 23:10
"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Job 27:5
"Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.

Job 27:6
"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.

Job 32:1
Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Psalm 139:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

Daniel 5:27
"'TEKEL '-- you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.
Treasury of Scripture

Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know my integrity.

Let me be weighed in an even balance. Heb. Let him weigh me in balances of justice

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of …

Psalm 7:8,9 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my …

Psalm 17:2,3 Let my sentence come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold …

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted …

Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the …

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the …

Daniel 5:27 TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Micah 6:11 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag …

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Joshua 22:22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel …

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly …

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, …

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

Verse 6. - Let me be weighed in an even balance; literally, let him (i.e. God) weigh me in the balances of justice. The use of this imagery by the Egyptians has been already noted (see the comment on Job 6:2). It is an essential part of every Egyptian representation of the final judgment of souls by Osiris. Each man's merits are formally weighed in a balance, which is carefully depicted, and he is judged accordingly. Job asks that this may be done in his case, either immediately or at any rate ultimately. He would have the act performed, that God may know his integrity; or rather, may recognize it. (So Professor Leo.) Job has no doubt that a thorough investigation of his case will lead to a, acknowledgment and proclamation of his innocence. Let me be weighed in an even balance,.... Or "in balances of righteousness" (z), even in the balance or strict justice, the justice of God; he was so conscious to himself that he had done no injustice to any man in his dealings with them, that, if weight of righteousness, which was to be, and was the rule of his conduct between man and man, was put into one scale, and his actions into another, the balance would be even, there would be nothing wanting, or, however, that would require any severe censure:

that God may know mine integrity; God did knew his integrity, and bore a testimony to it, and to his retaining it, Job 2:3; but his meaning is, that should God strictly inquire into his life and conduct with respect to his dealings with men, as it would appear that he had lived in all good conscience to that day, so he doubted not but he would find his integrity such, that he would own and acknowledge it, approve of it, and commend it, and make it known to his friends and others, whereby he would be cleared of all those calumnies that were cast upon him. Some connect these words with the following, reading them affirmatively, "God knows mine integrity"; he knows that my step has not turned out of the way of truth and righteousness; that my heart has not walked after mine eye, in lustful thoughts and desires; and that there is no spoil, nor rapine, nor violence in my hand, that I should deserve such a punishment as to sow, and another eat: thus Sephorno.

(z) "in bilancibus justitiae", Montanus, Mercerus, Drusius, so Junius & Tremellius, Cocceius, Michaelis, Schultens. 6. Parenthetical. Translate: "Oh, that God would weigh me … then would He know," etc.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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