1 Samuel 2:3
New International Version
“Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.

New Living Translation
“Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don’t speak with such arrogance! For the LORD is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions.

English Standard Version
Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Berean Study Bible
Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogance come from your mouth, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by Him actions are weighed.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
“Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.

New American Standard Bible
“Do not go on boasting so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

NASB 1995
“Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

NASB 1977
“Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

Amplified Bible
“Do not go on boasting so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And by Him actions are weighed (examined).

Christian Standard Bible
Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogant words come out of your mouth, for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and actions are weighed by him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogant words come out of your mouth, for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and actions are weighed by Him.

American Standard Version
Talk no more so exceeding proudly; Let not arrogancy come out of your mouth; For Jehovah is a God of knowledge, And by him actions are weighed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not multiply speaking great things, and oppression shall not come forth from your mouth, because knowledge is of LORD JEHOVAH, and no schemes shall be established before him!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Boast not, and utter not high things; let not high-sounding words come out of your mouth, for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and God prepares his own designs.

Contemporary English Version
I can tell those proud people, "Stop your boasting! Nothing is hidden from the LORD, and he judges what we do."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do not multiply to speak lofty things, boasting: let old matters depart from your mouth: for the Lord is a God of all knowledge, and to him are thoughts prepared.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
Stop your loud boasting; silence your proud words. For the LORD is a God who knows, and he judges all that people do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Do not boast [or] let arrogance come out of your mouth because the LORD is a God of knowledge, and he weighs [our] actions.

International Standard Version
Don't continue to talk proudly, and don't speak arrogantly, for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Multiply not exceeding proud talk; Let not arrogancy come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And by Him actions are weighed.

Literal Standard Version
You do not multiply—you speak haughtily—The old saying goes out from your mouth, For YHWH [is] a God of knowledge, And actions are weighed by Him.

NET Bible
Don't keep speaking so arrogantly, letting proud talk come out of your mouth! For the LORD is a God who knows; he evaluates what people do.

New Heart English Bible
"Do not keep speaking proudly. Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth, for the LORD is a God of knowledge. By him actions are weighed.

World English Bible
"Talk no more so exceeding proudly. Don't let arrogance come out of your mouth, For Yahweh is a God of knowledge. By him actions are weighed.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye multiply not -- ye speak haughtily -- The old saying goeth out from your mouth, For a God of knowledge is Jehovah, And by Him actions are weighed.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving
2There is no one holy like the LORD. Indeed, there is no one besides You! And there is no Rock like our God. 3Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogance come from your mouth, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by Him actions are weighed. 4The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble are equipped with strength.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or height, for I have rejected him; the LORD does not see as man does. For man sees the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart."

1 Kings 8:39
be heard by You from heaven, Your dwelling place. And may You forgive and act, and repay each man according to all his ways, since You know his heart--for You alone know the hearts of all men--

Psalm 17:10
They have closed their callous hearts; their mouths speak with arrogance.

Psalm 31:18
May lying lips be silenced--lips that speak with arrogance against the righteous, full of pride and contempt.

Psalm 75:5
Do not lift up your horn against heaven or speak with an outstretched neck.'"

Proverbs 8:13
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.

Proverbs 16:2
All a man's ways are pure in his own eyes, but his motives are weighed out by the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

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

let not arrogancy [heb] hard

Psalm 94:4
How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Isaiah 37:23
Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

a God

1 Kings 8:39
Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)

Psalm 44:21
Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 94:7-10
Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it

by him

Job 31:6
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.

Isaiah 26:7
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

Daniel 5:27
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.









(3) A God of knowledge.--The Hebrew words are placed thus: A God of knowledge is the Lord, The Talmud quaintly comments here as follows:--Rabbi Ami says: "Knowledge is of great price, for it is placed between two Divine names; as it is written (1Samuel 2:3), 'A God of knowledge is the Lord,' and therefore mercy is to be denied to him who has no knowledge; for it is written (Isaiah 27:11), 'It is a people of no understanding, therefore He that made them will not have mercy on them.'"--Treatise Berachoth, fol. 33, Colossians 1.

And by him actions are weighed.--This is one of the fifteen places reckoned by the Masorites where in the original Hebrew text, instead of "lo" with an aleph, signifying not, "lo" with a vaw, signifying to, or by him, must be substituted. The amended reading has been followed by the English Version. The meaning is that all men's actions are weighed by God according to their essential worth, all the motives which led to them are by Him, the All-knowing, taken into account before He weighs them.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

boast
תַּרְבּ֤וּ (tar·bū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

so proudly,
גְּבֹהָ֣ה (gə·ḇō·hāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1364: Elevated, powerful, arrogant

or let arrogance
עָתָ֖ק (‘ā·ṯāq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6277: Forward, arrogant

come
יֵצֵ֥א (yê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from your mouth,
מִפִּיכֶ֑ם (mip·pî·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is a God
אֵ֤ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

who knows,
דֵּעוֹת֙ (dê·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1844: Knowledge

and by Him
וְל֥וֹ (wə·lōw)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3808: Not, no

actions
עֲלִלֽוֹת׃ (‘ă·li·lō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5949: An exploit, a performance, an opportunity

are weighed.
נִתְכְּנ֖וּ (niṯ·kə·nū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8505: To balance, measure out, arrange, equalize, levelling


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