New International Version
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
King James Bible
Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
Darby Bible Translation
Doth God pervert judgment, and the Almighty pervert justice?
World English Bible
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice?
Job 8:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Doth God pervert judgment! - God afflicts thee; can he afflict thee for naught? As he is just, his judgment is just; and he could not inflict punishment unless there be a cause.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryTwo Kinds of Hope
'Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.'--JOB viii. 14. 'And hope maketh not ashamed.'--ROMANS v. 5. These two texts take opposite sides. Bildad was not the wisest of Job's friends, and he gives utterance to solemn commonplaces with partial truth in them. In the rough it is true that the hope of the ungodly perishes, and the limits of the truth are concealed by the splendour of the imagery and the perfection of artistic form in which the well-worn platitude is draped. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
But if our unrighteousness brings out God's righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.)
Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
2 Chronicles 19:7
Now let the fear of the LORD be on you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery."
"So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong.
It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.
I get my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe justice to my Maker.
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