Job 11:11
New International Version
Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?

New Living Translation
For he knows those who are false, and he takes note of all their sins.

English Standard Version
For he knows worthless men; when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?

Berean Study Bible
Surely He knows the deceit of men. If He sees iniquity, does He not take note?

King James Bible
For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

New King James Version
For He knows deceitful men; He sees wickedness also. Will He not then consider it?

New American Standard Bible
“For He knows false people, And He sees injustice without investigating.

NASB 1995
“For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.

NASB 1977
“For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.

Amplified Bible
“For He recognizes and knows false and worthless men, And He sees wickedness, will He not consider it?

Christian Standard Bible
Surely he knows which people are worthless. If he sees iniquity, will he not take note of it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely He knows which people are worthless. If He sees iniquity, will He not take note of it?

American Standard Version
For he knoweth false men: He seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he knows when time came to be, and he sees evil and he considers

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he knows the works of transgressors; and when he sees wickedness, he will not overlook it.

Contemporary English Version
God has the wisdom to know when someone is worthless and sinful,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he knoweth the vanity of men, and when he seeth iniquity, doth he not consider it?

English Revised Version
For he knoweth vain men: he seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not.

Good News Translation
God knows which people are worthless; he sees all their evil deeds.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He knows who the scoundrels are. And when he sees sin, doesn't he pay attention to it?

International Standard Version
For he knows mankind's deceitfulness; when he sees iniquity, won't he himself consider it?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He knoweth base men; And when He seeth iniquity, will He not then consider it?

Literal Standard Version
For He has known men of vanity, And He sees iniquity, And one does not consider [it]!

NET Bible
For he knows deceitful men; when he sees evil, will he not consider it?

New Heart English Bible
For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.

World English Bible
For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.

Young's Literal Translation
For he hath known men of vanity, And He seeth iniquity, And one doth not consider it!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
10If He comes along to imprison you, or convenes a court, who can stop Him? 11Surely He knows the deceit of men. If He sees iniquity, does He not take note? 12But a witless man can no more become wise than the colt of a wild donkey can be born a man!…

Cross References
Job 24:23
He gives them a sense of security, but His eyes are on their ways.

Job 28:24
For He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Job 31:4
Does He not see my ways and count my every step?

Job 34:21
For His eyes are on the ways of a man, and He sees his every step.

Job 34:23
For God need not examine a man further or have him approach for judgment.

Psalm 94:11
The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile.


Treasury of Scripture

For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

he knoweth

Psalm 94:11
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Jeremiah 17:9,10
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? …

John 2:24,25
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, …

he seeth

Job 22:13,14
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? …

Psalm 10:11,14
He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it

Psalm 35:22
This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.









(11) He knoweth vain men.--Though he regardeth it not: that is, seemeth not to see it.

Verse 11. - For he knoweth vain men. God is justified in these his judgments, even though he does not implead the man or bring him to account, or hear what he has got to say (Job 9:39), since he intuitively and at once "knoweth vain men;" sooth, that is, into the ground of the heart, and recognizes vanity, pretence, false seeming, so that he can judge infallibly without the forensic apparatus wherewith human tribunals are rightly surrounded, on account of the weakness and fallibility of human judges. He sooth wickedness also. If God can detect in a moment vanity, pretence, false seeming, much more can he detect actual wickedness; which Zophar assumes to have been detected in Job's case. Will he not then consider it? rather, even though he consider it not (see the Revised Version). God does not need to pause and ponder and "consider" each case. He knows, without any such lengthened consideration, whether a man is true to him or not.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

He
ה֭וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

knows
יָדַ֣ע (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

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

of men.
מְתֵי־ (mə·ṯê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4962: An adult, a man

If He sees
וַיַּרְא־ (way·yar-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

iniquity,
אָ֝֗וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

does He not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

take note?
יִתְבּוֹנָֽן׃ (yiṯ·bō·w·nān)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand


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