New American Standard Bible
For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
King James Bible
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Darby Bible Translation
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.
World English Bible
For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.
Young's Literal Translation
For every work doth God bring into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether good or bad.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Judgment with - Rather, judgment (which shall be held) upon etc.: i. e., an appointed judgment which shall take place in another world, as distinct from that retribution which frequently follows man's actions in the course of this world, and which is too imperfect (compare Ecclesiastes 2:15; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Ecclesiastes 7:15; Ecclesiastes 9:2, ...) to be described by these expressions. He that is fully convinced that there is no solid happiness to be found in this world, and that there is a world to come wherein God will adjudge people to happiness or misery respectively, as they have made their choice and acted here, must necessarily subscribe to the truth of Solomon's conclusion, that true religion is the only way to true happiness.
LibraryCircumstances and Consequences
And fears shall be in the way.' (Ecclesiastes xii. 5.) The man who wrote these words was specially emphasizing the importance of settling one's relationships to the great Creator before the coming of days when infirmities increase, and decay of natural powers sets in. The practical outcome of that thought is, that postponement only adds to one's difficulties when the battle really has to be fought. Amongst those difficulties the sacred writer places that natural foreboding, physical shrinking …
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service
Obedience to God the Way to Faith in Christ.
The Christian Man
The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
"Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.
"Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves, For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, So that you may know there is judgment."
You have placed our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your presence.
I said to myself, "God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man," for a time for every matter and for every deed is there.
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.
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