Job 31:5
New International Version
“If I have walked with falsehood or my foot has hurried after deceit—

New Living Translation
“Have I lied to anyone or deceived anyone?

English Standard Version
“If I have walked with falsehood and my foot has hastened to deceit;

Berean Study Bible
If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit,

King James Bible
If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

New King James Version
“If I have walked with falsehood, Or if my foot has hastened to deceit,

New American Standard Bible
“If I have walked with deception, And my foot has hurried after deceit,

NASB 1995
“If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,

NASB 1977
“If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,

Amplified Bible
“If I have walked with falsehood, Or if my foot has chased after deceit,

Christian Standard Bible
If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit,

American Standard Version
If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot hath hasted to deceit;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If I have walked with deceivers and if my feet hasten to run in treachery

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if I had gone with scorners, and if too my foot has hasted to deceit:

Contemporary English Version
I am not dishonest or deceitful,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have walked in vanity, and my foot hath made haste to deceit:

English Revised Version
If I have walked with vanity, and my foot hath hasted to deceit;

Good News Translation
I swear I have never acted wickedly and never tried to deceive others.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If I have walked with lies or my feet have run after deception,

International Standard Version
"If I've lived my life in the company of vanity, or run quickly to embrace deception,

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have walked with vanity, And my foot hath hasted to deceit--

Literal Standard Version
If I have walked with vanity, And my foot hurries to deceit,

NET Bible
If I have walked in falsehood, and if my foot has hastened to deceit--

New Heart English Bible
"If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hurried to deceit

World English Bible
"If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hurried to deceit

Young's Literal Translation
If I have walked with vanity, And my foot doth hasten to deceit,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
4Does He not see my ways and count my every step? 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.…

Cross References
Job 15:31
Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward.

Micah 2:11
If a man of wind were to come and say falsely, "I will preach to you of wine and strong drink," he would be just the preacher for this people!


Treasury of Scripture

If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

If

Psalm 7:3-5
O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; …

walked

Psalm 4:2
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

Psalm 12:2
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalm 44:20,21
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; …









Verse 5. - If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit. "If I have been a living lie, i.e. if, under a fair show of piety and righteousness of life, I have, as you my friends suppose, been all along a deceiver and a hypocrite, cloaking my secret sins under a mere pretence of well-doing, then the sooner I am exposed the better. Let me be weighed," etc. The painful suggestion of hypocrisy has been made by Job's friends repeatedly during the colloquy (Job 4:7-9; Job 8:6, 12; Job 11:4-6, '11-14; 15:30-35; 18:5-21; 20:5-29, etc.), and has deeply afflicted the patriarch. It is a charge so easily made, and so impossible to refute. All that the righteous man, thus falsely accused, can do is to appeal to God: "Thou, God, knowest. Thou, God, wilt one day show forth the truth."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I have walked
הָלַ֥כְתִּי (hā·laḵ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

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

or my foot
רַגְלִֽי׃ (raḡ·lî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

has rushed
וַתַּ֖חַשׁ (wat·ta·ḥaš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2363: To hurry, to be eager with excitement, enjoyment

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

deceit,
מִרְמָ֣ה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery


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