Job 11:11
New International Version
Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?

New Living Translation
For he knows those who are false, and he takes note of all their sins.

English Standard Version
For he knows worthless men; when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?

Berean Study Bible
Surely He knows the deceit of men. If He sees iniquity, does He not take note?

New American Standard Bible
"For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.

King James Bible
For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

Christian Standard Bible
Surely he knows which people are worthless. If he sees iniquity, will he not take note of it?

Contemporary English Version
God has the wisdom to know when someone is worthless and sinful,

Good News Translation
God knows which people are worthless; he sees all their evil deeds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely He knows which people are worthless. If He sees iniquity, will He not take note of it?

International Standard Version
For he knows mankind's deceitfulness; when he sees iniquity, won't he himself consider it?

NET Bible
For he knows deceitful men; when he sees evil, will he not consider it?

New Heart English Bible
For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He knows who the scoundrels are. And when he sees sin, doesn't he pay attention to it?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He knoweth base men; And when He seeth iniquity, will He not then consider it?

New American Standard 1977
“For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he knows the vain men; and he sees the iniquity; will he not then understand it?

King James 2000 Bible
For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

American King James Version
For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

American Standard Version
For he knoweth false men: He seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he knows the works of transgressors; and when he sees wickedness, he will not overlook it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he knoweth the vanity of men, and when he seeth iniquity, doth he not consider it?

Darby Bible Translation
For he knoweth vain men, and seeth wickedness when [man] doth not consider it;

English Revised Version
For he knoweth vain men: he seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

World English Bible
For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.

Young's Literal Translation
For he hath known men of vanity, And He seeth iniquity, And one doth not consider it!
Study Bible
Zophar Rebukes Job
10If He comes along to imprison you, or convenes a court, who can hinder Him? 11Surely He knows the deceit of men. If He sees iniquity, does He not take note? 12But a witless man can no more become wise than the colt of a wild donkey can be born a man!…
Cross References
Job 24:23
He gives them a sense of security, but His eyes are on their ways.

Job 28:24
For He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Job 31:4
Does He not see my ways and count my every step?

Job 34:21
For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees his every step.

Job 34:23
For God need not examine a man further, for one to approach Him in judgment.

Psalm 94:11
The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile.

Treasury of Scripture

For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

he knoweth

Psalm 94:11
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Jeremiah 17:9,10
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? …

John 2:24,25
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, …

he seeth

Job 22:13,14
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? …

Psalm 10:11,14
He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it

Psalm 35:22
This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.







Lexicon
Surely
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

He
ה֭וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

knows
יָדַ֣ע (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the deceit
שָׁ֑וְא (šāw)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

of men.
מְתֵי־ (mə·ṯê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4962: An adult, a man

If He sees
וַיַּרְא־ (way·yar-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

iniquity,
אָ֝֗וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

does He not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

take note?
יִתְבּוֹנָֽן׃ (yiṯ·bō·w·nān)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand
(11) He knoweth vain men.--Though he regardeth it not: that is, seemeth not to see it.

Verse 11. - For he knoweth vain men. God is justified in these his judgments, even though he does not implead the man or bring him to account, or hear what he has got to say (Job 9:39), since he intuitively and at once "knoweth vain men;" sooth, that is, into the ground of the heart, and recognizes vanity, pretence, false seeming, so that he can judge infallibly without the forensic apparatus wherewith human tribunals are rightly surrounded, on account of the weakness and fallibility of human judges. He sooth wickedness also. If God can detect in a moment vanity, pretence, false seeming, much more can he detect actual wickedness; which Zophar assumes to have been detected in Job's case. Will he not then consider it? rather, even though he consider it not (see the Revised Version). God does not need to pause and ponder and "consider" each case. He knows, without any such lengthened consideration, whether a man is true to him or not. 11:7-12 Zophar speaks well concerning God and his greatness and glory, concerning man and his vanity and folly. See here what man is; and let him be humbled. God sees this concerning vain man, that he would be wise, would be thought so, though he is born like a wild ass's colt, so unteachable and untameable. Man is a vain creature; empty, so the word is. Yet he is a proud creature, and self-conceited. He would be wise, would be thought so, though he will not submit to the laws of wisdom. He would be wise, he reaches after forbidden wisdom, and, like his first parents, aiming to be wise above what is written, loses the tree of life for the tree of knowledge. Is such a creature as this fit to contend with God?
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