English Standard Version
(Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!)
King James Bible
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
American Standard Version
(Let me be weighed in an even balance, That God may know mine integrity);
Let him weigh me in a just balance, and let God know my simplicity.
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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Now for the first time he speaks of his disfigurement by leprosy in particular: my skin (עורי, masc., as it is also used in Job 19:26, only apparently as fem.) is become black (nigruit) from me, i.e., being become black, has peeled from me, and my bones (עצמי, construed as fem. like Job 19:20; Psalm 102:6) are consumed, or put in a glow (חרה, Milel, from חרר, as Ezekiel 24:11) by a parching heat. Thus, then, his harp became mournful, and his pipe (ועגבי with ג raphatum) the cry of the weepers; the cheerful music (comp. Job 21:12) has been turned into gloomy weeping and sobbing (comp. Lamentations 5:15). Thus the second part of the monologue closes. It is somewhat lengthened and tedious; it is Job's last sorrowful lament before the catastrophe. What a delicate touch of the poet is it that he makes this lament, Job 30:31, die away so melodiously! One hears the prolonged vibration of its elegiac strains. The festive and joyous music is hushed; the only tones are tones of sadness and lament, mesto, flebile.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let me be weighed in an even balance. Heb. Let him weigh me in balances of justice
"Oh that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash.
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.
Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
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