Lamentations 3:36
New International Version
to deprive them of justice— would not the Lord see such things?

New Living Translation
if they twist justice in the courts— doesn’t the Lord see all these things?

English Standard Version
to subvert a man in his lawsuit, the Lord does not approve.

Berean Study Bible
to subvert a man in his lawsuit—of these the Lord does not approve.

King James Bible
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

New King James Version
Or subvert a man in his cause— The Lord does not approve.

New American Standard Bible
To defraud someone in his lawsuit— Of these things the Lord does not approve.

NASB 1995
To defraud a man in his lawsuit— Of these things the Lord does not approve.

NASB 1977
To defraud a man in his lawsuit— Of these things the Lord does not approve.

Amplified Bible
To defraud a man in his lawsuit— The Lord does not approve of these things.

Christian Standard Bible
or subverting a person in his lawsuit — the Lord does not approve of these things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or suppressing a person’s lawsuit— the Lord does not approve of these things.

American Standard Version
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH does not countenance condemning a son of man in his cause

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to condemn a man unjustly in his judgment, the Lord has not given commandment.

Contemporary English Version
and he knows when you refuse to give someone a fair trial.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lamed. To destroy a man wrongfully in his judgment, the Lord hath not approved.

English Revised Version
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Good News Translation
When justice is perverted in court, he knows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
or deprive people of justice in court. The Lord isn't happy to see [these things].

International Standard Version
When a man is thwarted in his appeal, does the Lord condone it?

JPS Tanakh 1917
To subvert a man in his cause, The Lord approveth not.

Literal Standard Version
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord has not approved.

NET Bible
to defraud a person in a lawsuit--the Lord does not approve of such things!

New Heart English Bible
to subvert a man in his cause, the LORD does not approve.

World English Bible
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord doesn't approve.

Young's Literal Translation
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord hath not approved.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Hope
35to deny a man justice before the Most High, 36to subvert a man in his lawsuit— of these the Lord does not approve.

Cross References
Jeremiah 22:3
This is what the LORD says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to look upon evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate the faithless? Why are You silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?


Treasury of Scripture

To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approves not.

the Lord

2 Samuel 11:27
And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

Isaiah 59:15
Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.

Habakkuk 1:13
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

approveth.









Verse 36. - Approveth not. The sense is an excellent one, but it is very doubtful whether it can be obtained without altering one of the letters of the word in the text (reading racah for ra'ah). The text reading is, "the Lord seeth not." This may be explained either as "the Lord regardeth not (such thing)," or as a question, "Doth not the Lord regard (this)?"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to subvert
לְעַוֵּ֤ת (lə·‘aw·wêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5791: To be bent or crooked

a man
אָדָם֙ (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

in his lawsuit—
בְּרִיב֔וֹ (bə·rî·ḇōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute

of these the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֖י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

does not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

approve.
רָאָֽה׃ (rā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see


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