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Job 31:6

    Job 31:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know my integrity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    (Let me be weighed in an even balance, That God may know mine integrity);

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (Let me be measured in upright scales, and let God see my righteousness:)

    Webster's Revision

    (Let me be weighed in an even balance, That God may know mine integrity);

    World English Bible

    (let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity);

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    (Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity;)

    Definitions for Job 31:6

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 31:6

    Mine integrity - תמתי tummathi, my perfection; the totality of my unblameable life.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 31:6

    Let me be weighed in an even balance - Margin, him weigh me in balances of justice. That is, let him ascertain exactly my character, and treat me accordingly. If on trial it be found that I am guilty in this respect, I consent to be punished accordingly. Scales or balances are often used as emblematic of justice. Many suppose, however, that this verse is a parenthesis, and that the imprecation in Job 31:8, relates to Job 31:5, as well as to Job 31:7. But most probably the meaning is, that he consented to have his life tried in this respect in the most exact and rigid manner, and was willing to abide the result. A man may express such a consciousness of integrity in his dealings with others, without any improper self-reliance or boasting. It may be a simple fact of which he may be certain, that he has never meant to defraud any man.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 31:6

    31:6 Let me - I desire nothing more than to have my heart and life weighed in just balances, and searched out by the all - seeing God. That God - Or, and he will know; (upon search he will find out: which is spoken of God after the manner of men:) Mine integrity - So this is an appeal to God to be witness of his sincerity.
    Book: Job