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Proverbs 24:10–12

10  If you ifaint in the day of adversity,

your strength is small.

11  jRescue those who are being taken away to death;

hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.

12  If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”

kdoes not he who lweighs the heart perceive it?

Does not he who mkeeps watch over your soul know it,

and will he not repay man naccording to his work?

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Proverbs 24:10–12 — The New International Version (NIV)

10 If you falter in a time of trouble,

how small is your strength!

11 Rescue those being led away to death;

hold back those staggering toward slaughter.

12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”

does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?

Does not he who guards your life know it?

Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?

Proverbs 24:10–12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

10 If thou faint in the day of adversity,

Thy strength is small.

11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death,

And those that are ready to be slain;

12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not;

Doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it?

And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it?

And shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Proverbs 24:10–12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

10 If you fail under pressure,

your strength is too small.

11 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;

save them as they stagger to their death.

12 Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.”

For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.

He who guards your soul knows you knew.

He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

Proverbs 24:10–12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

10 If you faint in the day of adversity,

Your strength is small.

11 Deliver those who are drawn toward death,

And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.

12 If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”

Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?

He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?

And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?

Proverbs 24:10–12 — New Century Version (NCV)

10 If you give up when trouble comes,

it shows that you are weak.

11 Save those who are being led to their death;

rescue those who are about to be killed.

12 If you say, “We don’t know anything about this,”

God, who knows what’s in your mind, will notice.

He is watching you, and he will know.

He will reward each person for what he has done.

Proverbs 24:10–12 — American Standard Version (ASV)

10 If thou faint in the day of adversity,

Thy strength is small.

11 Deliver them that are carried away unto death,

And those that are ready to be slain see that thou hold back.

12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew not this;

Doth not he that weigheth the hearts consider it?

And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it?

And shall not he render to every man according to his work?

Proverbs 24:10–12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

10 If thou losest courage in the day of trouble, thy strength is small.

11 Deliver them that are taken forth unto death, and withdraw not from them that stagger to slaughter. 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it; and he rendereth to man according to his work.

Proverbs 24:10–12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

10 If you faint in a crisis, you are weak. 

11 Rescue captives condemned to death, 

and spare those staggering toward their slaughter. 

12 When you say, “We didn’t know this,” 

won’t the one who weighs hearts take note of it? 

Won’t the one who guards your soul know it? 

Won’t he pay back people for what they do? 

Proverbs 24:10–12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 If you do nothing in a difficult time,

your strength is limited.

11 Rescue those being taken off to death,

and save those stumbling toward slaughter.

12 If you say, “But we didn’t know about this,”

won’t He who weighs hearts consider it?

Won’t He who protects your life know?

Won’t He repay a person according to his work?

Proverbs 24:10–12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 If you faint in the day of adversity,

your strength being small;

11 if you hold back from rescuing those taken away to death,

those who go staggering to the slaughter;

12 if you say, “Look, we did not know this”—

does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?

Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it?

And will he not repay all according to their deeds?

Proverbs 24:10–12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

10 If you faint on the day of adversity,

little is your strength.

11 Rescue those who are led away to the death

and those who stagger to the slaughter. If you hold back,

12 if you say, “Look, we do not know this,”

does not he who weighs hearts perceive it?

And he who keeps your soul,

he knows and will repay humankind according to his deeds.

Proverbs 24:10–12 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

10 If you grow weak when trouble comes,

your strength is very small!

11 Save those who are being led away to death.

Hold back those who are about to be killed.

12 Don’t say, “But we didn’t know anything about this.”

The One who knows what you are thinking sees it.

The One who guards your life knows it.

He will pay each person back for what he has done.

Proverbs 24:10–12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

10 If you are slack in the day of distress,

Your strength is limited.

11 Deliver those who are being taken away to death,

And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.

12 If you say, “See, we did not know this,”

Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts?

And does He not know it who keeps your soul?

And will He not render to man according to his work?


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