Proverbs 24:12
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Ifכִּֽי־
(ki-)
3588: that, for, whena prim. conjunction
you say,תֹאמַ֗ר
(to·mar)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
"See,הֵן֮
(hen)
2005: lo! behold!a prim. interj.
we did not knowיָדַ֪עְנ֫וּ
(ya·da'·nu)
3045: to knowa prim. root
this,"זֶ֥ה
(zeh)
2088: this, herea prim. pronoun
Does He not considerיָבִ֗ין
(ya·vin)
995: to discerna prim. root
[it] who weighsתֹ֘כֵ֤ן
(to·chen)
8505: to regulate, measure, estimatea prim. root
the hearts? 
 
3820: inner man, mind, will, heartfrom the same as lebab
And does He not knowיֵדָ֑ע
(ye·da;)
3045: to knowa prim. root
[it] who keepsוְנֹצֵ֣ר
(ve·no·tzer)
5341: to watch, guard, keepa prim. root
your soul?נַ֭פְשְׁךָ
(naf·she·cha)
5315: a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion from an unused word
And will He not renderוְהֵשִׁ֖יב
(ve·he·shiv)
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root
to manלְאָדָ֣ם
(le·'a·dam)
120: man, mankindfrom an unused word
according to his work?כְּפָעֳלֹֽו׃
(ke·fa·'o·lov.)
6467: doing, deed, workfrom paal







KJV Lexicon
If thou sayest
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
Behold we knew
yada`  (yaw-dah')
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
it not doth not he that pondereth
takan  (taw-kan')
to balance, i.e. measure out (by weight or dimension); figuratively, arrange, equalize, through the idea of levelling (ment. estimate, test)
the heart
libbah  (lib-baw')
the heart -- heart.
consider
biyn  (bene)
to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e.(generally) understand
it and he that keepeth
natsar  (naw-tsar')
to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.)
thy soul
nephesh  (neh'-fesh)
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
doth not he know
yada`  (yaw-dah')
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
it and shall not he render
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
to every man
'adam  (aw-dawm')
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
according to his works
po`al  (po'-al)
an act or work (concretely) -- act, deed, do, getting, maker, work.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?

King James Bible
If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you say, "But we didn't know about this," won't He who weighs hearts consider it? Won't He who protects your life know? Won't He repay a person according to his work?

International Standard Version
If you say, "Look here, we didn't know about this," doesn't God, who examines motives, discern it? Doesn't the one who guards your soul know about it? Won't he repay each person according to what he has done?

NET Bible
If you say, "But we did not know about this," does not the one who evaluates hearts consider? Does not the one who guards your life know? Will he not repay each person according to his deeds?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you say, “I did not know it”, know that God examines the thought of the heart, and he who keeps your soul knows, and rewards a son of man according to his works.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you say, "We didn't know this," won't the one who weighs hearts take note of it? Won't the one who guards your soul know it? Won't he pay back people for what they do?

King James 2000 Bible
If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not he that weighs the heart consider it? and he that keeps your soul, does not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
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