Job 34:30
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New Living Translation
He prevents the godless from ruling so they cannot be a snare to the people.

King James Bible
That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

Darby Bible Translation
That the ungodly man reign not, that the people be not ensnared.

World English Bible
that the godless man may not reign, that there be no one to ensnare the people.

Young's Literal Translation
From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

34:30 Reign not - May not continue his tyranny, lest the people be ensnared, lest the people should be longer kept in the the snares of oppression; God doth this to free poor oppressed people from the snares which ungodly men lay for them.

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Whether God Has Immediate Providence Over Everything?
Objection 1: It seems that God has not immediate providence over all things. For whatever is contained in the notion of dignity, must be attributed to God. But it belongs to the dignity of a king, that he should have ministers; through whose mediation he provides for his subjects. Therefore much less has God Himself immediate providence over all things. Objection 2: Further, it belongs to providence to order all things to an end. Now the end of everything is its perfection and its good. But it appertains
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Christ's Judiciary Power Extends to the Angels?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ's judiciary power does not extend to the angels, because the good and wicked angels alike were judged in the beginning of the world, when some fell through sin while others were confirmed in bliss. But those already judged have no need of being judged again. Therefore Christ's judiciary power does not extend to the angels. Objection 2: Further, the same person cannot be both judge and judged. But the angels will come to judge with Christ, according to Mat. 25:31:
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether it is More Grievous to Sin through Certain Malice than through Passion?
Objection 1: It would seem that it is not more grievous to sin through certain malice than through passion. Because ignorance excuses from sin either altogether or in part. Now ignorance is greater in one who sins through certain malice, than in one who sins through passion; since he that sins through certain malice suffers from the worst form of ignorance, which according to the Philosopher (Ethic. vii, 8) is ignorance of principle, for he has a false estimation of the end, which is the principle
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Anyone Sins through Certain Malice?
Objection 1: It would seem that no one sins purposely, or through certain malice. Because ignorance is opposed to purpose or certain malice. Now "every evil man is ignorant," according to the Philosopher (Ethic. iii, 1); and it is written (Prov. 14:22): "They err that work evil." Therefore no one sins through certain malice. Objection 2: Further, Dionysius says (Div. Nom. iv) that "no one works intending evil." Now to sin through malice seems to denote the intention of doing evil [*Alluding to the
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 5:15
He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.

Job 20:5
the triumph of the wicked has been short lived and the joy of the godless has been only temporary?

Job 34:17
Could God govern if he hated justice? Are you going to condemn the almighty judge?

Job 34:29
But if he chooses to remain quiet, who can criticize him? When he hides his face, no one can find him, whether an individual or a nation.

Job 34:31
"Why don't people say to God, 'I have sinned, but I will sin no more'?

Proverbs 29:2
When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.

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