Job 13:7
New International Version
Will you speak wickedly on God’s behalf? Will you speak deceitfully for him?

New Living Translation
“Are you defending God with lies? Do you make your dishonest arguments for his sake?

English Standard Version
Will you speak falsely for God and speak deceitfully for him?

Berean Study Bible
Will you speak wickedly on God’s behalf or speak deceitfully for Him?

King James Bible
Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

New King James Version
Will you speak wickedly for God, And talk deceitfully for Him?

New American Standard Bible
“Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?

NASB 1995
“Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?

NASB 1977
“Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?

Amplified Bible
“Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?

Christian Standard Bible
Would you testify unjustly on God’s behalf or speak deceitfully for him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would you testify unjustly on God’s behalf or speak deceitfully for Him?

American Standard Version
Will ye speak unrighteously for God, And talk deceitfully for him?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You speak evil about God and do you speak deceit about him?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Do ye not speak before the Lord, and utter deceit before him?

Contemporary English Version
Are you telling lies for God

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hath God any need of your lie, that you should speak deceitfully for him?

English Revised Version
Will ye speak unrighteously for God, and talk deceitfully for him?

Good News Translation
Why are you lying? Do you think your lies will benefit God?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Will you talk wickedly for God and talk deceitfully on his behalf?

International Standard Version
Why do you speak falsely on God's behalf and speak deceitfully about him?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Will ye speak unrighteously for God, And talk deceitfully for Him?

Literal Standard Version
Do you speak perverseness for God? And do you speak deceit for Him?

NET Bible
Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf? Will you speak deceitfully for him?

New Heart English Bible
Will you speak unrighteously for God, and talk deceitfully for him?

World English Bible
Will you speak unrighteously for God, and talk deceitfully for him?

Young's Literal Translation
For God do ye speak perverseness? And for Him do ye speak deceit?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Reproves His Friends
6Hear now my argument, and listen to the plea of my lips. 7Will you speak wickedly on God’s behalf or speak deceitfully for Him? 8Would you show Him partiality or argue in His defense?…

Cross References
Job 12:16
True wisdom and power belong to Him. The deceived and the deceiver are His.

Job 13:6
Hear now my argument, and listen to the plea of my lips.

Job 27:4
my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will not utter deceit.


Treasury of Scripture

Will you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

Job 4:7
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?

Job 11:2-4
Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? …

Job 17:5
He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.









(7) Will ye speak wickedly for God?--And now, in these verses, he gives utterance to a sublime truth, which shows how truly he had risen to the true conception of God, for he declares that He, who is no respecter of persons, desires to have no favour shown to Himself, and that in seeking to show favour they will greatly damage their own cause, for He is a God of truth, and by Him words as well as actions are weighed, and therefore nothing that is not true can stand any one in stead with Him.

Verse 7. - Will ye speak wickedly for God? We are not to suppose that Job's friends consciously used unsound and untrue arguments in their disputations with him on God's behalf. On the contrary, they are to be regarded as convinced of the truth of their own reasonings - as brought up in the firm belief, that temporal prosperity or wretchedness was dealt out by God, immediately, by his own will, to his subjects according to their behaviour. Holding this, they naturally thought that Job, being so greatly afflicted, must be a great sinner, and, as they could not very plausibly allege any open sins against him, they saw in his sufferings a judgment on him for secret sins. "His chosen friends, as Mr. Froude says, "wise, good, pious men, as wisdom and piety were then, without one glimpse of the true cause of his sufferings, saw in them a judgment of this character. He became to them an illustration, and even (such are the para-logisms of men of this description) a proof of their theory that 'the prosperity of the wicked is but for a while;' and instead of the comfort and help that they might have brought him, and which in the end they were made to bring him, he is to them no more than a text for the enunciation of solemn falsehood" ('Short Studies,' vol. 1. p. 300), i.e. of statements which were false, though solemnly believed by them to be true. And talk deceitfully for him. "Deceitfully," because untruly, yet so plausibly as to be likely to deceive others.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Will you speak
תְּדַבְּר֣וּ (tə·ḏab·bə·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

wickedly
עַוְלָ֑ה (‘aw·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

on God’s behalf
הַ֭לְאֵל (hal·’êl)
Article, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

or speak
תְּֽדַבְּר֥וּ (tə·ḏab·bə·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

deceitfully for Him?
רְמִיָּֽה׃ (rə·mî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7423: Remissness, treachery


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