Job 14:16
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;

Berean Study Bible
For then You would count my steps, but would not keep track of 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?

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

Contemporary English Version
You would take care of me, but not count my sins--

Good News Translation
Then you will watch every step I take, but you will not keep track of my sins.

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?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thou hast numbered my devices: and not one of my sins shall escape thee?

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.
Study Bible
Job Laments the Finality of Death
15You will call, and I will answer You; You will desire the work of Your hands. 16For then You would count my steps, but would not keep track of my sin. 17My transgression would be sealed in a bag, and You would cover over my iniquity.…
Cross References
Job 10:6
that You should seek my iniquity and search out my sin--

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.

Psalm 139:1
O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

Psalm 139:3
You search out my path and my lying down; You are aware of all my ways.

Proverbs 5:21
For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and the Lord 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 thou inquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin? …

Job 13:27
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

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







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

then
עַ֭תָּה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

You would count
תִּסְפּ֑וֹר (tis·pō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5608: To count, recount, relate

my steps,
צְעָדַ֣י (ṣə·‘ā·ḏay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6806: A pace, regular step

but would not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

keep track
תִ֝שְׁמ֗וֹר (ṯiš·mō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my sin.
חַטָּאתִֽי׃ (ḥaṭ·ṭā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender
(16) For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?--"It is sealed up in a bag, and Thou fastenest up mine iniquity. But persecution so persistent would wear out the strongest, even as the mountain and the rock are gradually worn away. How much more then must I be the subject of decay? for Thou destroyest the hope of man when he dieth, so that he no longer has any interest in the welfare or any concern in the adversity of his children after him; only in his own person he has pain, and his own soul within him mourneth."

Verse 16. - For now thou numberest my steps; rather, but now. Job, at this point, proceeds to contrast his actual condition with the ideal one which (in vers. 13-15) his imagination has conjured up. God's actual attitude towards him he regards as one, not of protecting love, but of jealous hostility. His "steps" are observed, counted - every divergence from the right path is noted - a false step, if he makes one, is at once punished. Dost thou not watch over my sin? (comp. Job 10:14). Job's sins, he thinks, are watched for, spied out, taken note of, and remembered against him. 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.
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