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Proverbs 24:12

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

Doth not he that tpondereth the heart consider it?

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

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

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

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 24:12 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 If you say, “Behold, 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 man according to his work?

Proverbs 24:12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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

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 24:12 — New Century Version (NCV)

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 24:12 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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 24:12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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 24:12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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

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

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 24:12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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 24:12 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

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

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?