Job 31:5
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;

Berean Study Bible
If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed 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;

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

Contemporary English Version
I am not dishonest or deceitful,

Good News Translation
I swear I have never acted wickedly and never tried to deceive others.

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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if I had gone with scorners, and if too my foot has 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
4Does He not see my ways and count my every step? 5If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit, 6let God weigh me with honest scales, and He will know my integrity.…
Cross References
Job 15:31
Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward.

Micah 2:11
If a man of wind were to come and say falsely, "I will preach to you of wine and strong drink," he would be just the preacher for 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 ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

Psalm 12:2
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

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







Lexicon
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I have walked
הָלַ֥כְתִּי (hā·laḵ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

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

or my foot
רַגְלִֽי׃ (raḡ·lî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

has rushed
וַתַּ֖חַשׁ (wat·ta·ḥaš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2363: To hurry, to be eager with excitement, enjoyment

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

deceit,
מִרְמָ֣ה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4820: Deceit, treachery
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." 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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