Job 31:6
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!)

Berean Study Bible
let God weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity.

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

New King James Version
Let me be weighed on honest scales, That God may know my integrity.

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

NASB 1995
Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.

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

Amplified Bible
Oh, let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.

Christian Standard Bible
let God weigh me on accurate scales, and he will recognize my integrity.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will weigh me in a balance of truth and God shall know my integrity

Brenton Septuagint Translation
(for I am weighed in a just balance, and the Lord knows my innocence:)

Contemporary English Version
and I beg God to prove my innocence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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;)

Good News Translation
Let God weigh me on honest scales, and he will see how innocent I am.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
He weighs me in righteous balances, And God knows 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);

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
5If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit, 6let God weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity. 7If my steps have turned from the path, if my heart has followed my eyes, or if impurity has stuck to my hands,…

Cross References
Job 6:2
"If only my grief could be weighed and placed with my calamity on the scales.

Job 6:3
For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas--no wonder my words have been rash.

Job 23:10
Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 27:5
I will never say that you are right; I will maintain my integrity until I die.

Job 27:6
I will cling to my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.

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

Psalm 139:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns.


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.

1 Samuel 2:3
Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Psalm 7:8,9
The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me…

Psalm 17:2,3
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal…

know

Joshua 22:22
The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,)

Psalm 1:6
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
let God weigh me
יִשְׁקְלֵ֥נִי (yiš·qə·lê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 8254: To suspend, poise

with honest
צֶ֑דֶק (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

scales,
בְמֹאזְנֵי־ (ḇə·mō·zə·nê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - mdc
Strong's 3976: A pair of scales

and He
אֱ֝ל֗וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

will know
וְיֵדַ֥ע (wə·yê·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

my integrity.
תֻּמָּתִֽי׃ (tum·mā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8538: Innocence


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