New Living Translation
If so, I should be punished by the judges, for it would mean I had denied the God of heaven.
King James Bible
This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
Darby Bible Translation
This also would be an iniquity for the judge, for I should have denied the �God who is above.
World English Bible
this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges; for I should have denied the God who is above.
Young's Literal Translation
It also is a judicial iniquity, For I had lied to God above.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:28 The judge - The civil magistrate; who being advanced and protected by God, is obliged to maintain and vindicate his honour, and consequently to punish idolatry. Denied God - Not directly but by consequence, because this was to rob God of his prerogative, by giving to the creature, that worship which is peculiar to God.
LibraryWhether one Can, Without a Mortal Sin, Deny the Truth which Would Lead to One's Condemnation?
Objection 1: It would seem one can, without a mortal sin, deny the truth which would lead to one's condemnation. For Chrysostom says (Hom. xxxi super Ep. ad Heb.): "I do not say that you should lay bare your guilt publicly, nor accuse yourself before others." Now if the accused were to confess the truth in court, he would lay bare his guilt and be his own accuser. Therefore he is not bound to tell the truth: and so he does not sin mortally if he tell a lie in court. Objection 2: Further, just as …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
The Good Samaritan
Trials of the Christian
"When you begin living in the towns the LORD your God is giving you, a man or woman among you might do evil in the sight of the LORD your God and violate the covenant.
Joshua said to all the people, "This stone has heard everything the LORD said to us. It will be a witness to testify against you if you go back on your word to God."
2 Samuel 3:32
They buried Abner in Hebron, and the king and all the people wept at his graveside.
For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished.
and been secretly enticed in my heart to throw kisses at them in worship?
For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, "Who is the LORD?" And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God's holy name.
We know we have rebelled and have denied the LORD. We have turned our backs on our God. We know how unfair and oppressive we have been, carefully planning our deceitful lies.
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