Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 24:12

Context
NETBible

If you say, “But we did not know about this,” does not the one who evaluates 1  hearts consider? Does not the one who guards your life know? Will he not repay each person according to his deeds? 2 

XREF

1Sa 2:6; 1Sa 16:7; 1Sa 25:29; Job 34:11; Ps 7:9; Ps 17:3; Ps 44:21; Ps 62:12; Ps 66:9; Ps 121:3,8; Pr 5:21; Pr 21:2; Ec 5:8; Jer 17:10; Jer 32:19; Da 5:23; Mt 16:27; Ac 17:28; Ro 2:6; Ro 2:16; 1Co 4:5; 2Co 5:10; Heb 4:12,13; Re 1:18; Re 2:18,23; Re 2:23; Re 20:12-15; Re 22:12

NET © Notes

tn Heb “weighs” (so NASB, NIV, NRSV) meaning “tests” or “evaluates.”

sn The verse completes the saying by affirming that people will be judged responsible for helping those in mortal danger. The verse uses a series of rhetorical questions to affirm that God knows our hearts and we cannot plead ignorance.



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