Job 13:8
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New International Version
Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God?

New Living Translation
Will you slant your testimony in his favor? Will you argue God's case for him?

English Standard Version
Will you show partiality toward him? Will you plead the case for God?

New American Standard Bible
"Will you show partiality for Him? Will you contend for God?

King James Bible
Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would you show partiality to Him or argue the case in His defense?

International Standard Version
Will you show partiality to him? Will you plead God's case?

NET Bible
Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God?

New Heart English Bible
Will you show partiality to him? Will you contend for God?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will you favor him [as] if you were arguing in court on God's behalf?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Will ye show Him favour? Will ye contend for God?

New American Standard 1977
“Will you show partiality for Him?
            Will you contend for God?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Are ye to bring honour unto him? Are ye to contend for God?

King James 2000 Bible
Will you accept his person? will you contend for God?

American King James Version
Will you accept his person? will you contend for God?

American Standard Version
Will ye show partiality to him? Will ye contend for God?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do you accept his person, and do you endeavour to judge for God?

Darby Bible Translation
Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?

English Revised Version
Will ye respect his person? will ye contend for God?

Webster's Bible Translation
Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?

World English Bible
Will you show partiality to him? Will you contend for God?

Young's Literal Translation
His face do ye accept, if for God ye strive?
Study Bible
Job Reproves his Friends
7"Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him? 8"Will you show partiality for Him? Will you contend for God? 9"Will it be well when He examines you? Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:15
'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Job 13:10
"He will surely reprove you If you secretly show partiality.

Job 32:21
"Let me now be partial to no one, Nor flatter any man.

Proverbs 24:23
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.
Treasury of Scripture

Will you accept his person? will you contend for God?

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Verse 8. - Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God? Job intends to accuse his opponents of leaning unduly to God's side, and being prepared to justify him in the teeth of reason and justice. This is like the conduct of a judge who should allow his decision to be biassed by favour towards one or the other party in a suit. Will ye accept his person?.... Accepting persons ought not to be done in judgment by earthly judges; which is done when they give a cause to one through favour and affection to his person, because rich, or their friend, and against another, because otherwise; and something like this Job intimates his friends did in the present case; they only considered what God was, holy, just, wise, and good in all he did, and so far they were right, and too much respect cannot be given him; but the fault was, that they only attended to this, and did not look into the cause of Job itself, but wholly neglected it, and gave it against him, he being poor, abject, and miserable, on the above consideration of the perfections of God; which looked like what is called among men acceptation, or respect of persons:

will ye contend for God? it is right to contend for God, for the being of God against atheists, for the perfections of God, his sovereignty, his omniscience, omnipresence, &c. against those that deny them, for his truths and doctrines, word, worship, and ordinances, against the corrupters of them; but then he and those are not to be contended for in a foolish and imprudent manner, or with a zeal, not according to knowledge, much less with an hypocritical one, as was Jehu's, 2 Kings 10:28; God needs no such advocates, he can plead his own cause, or make use of persons that can do it in a better manner, and to better purpose. 8. accept his person—God's; that is, be partial for Him, as when a judge favors one party in a trial, because of personal considerations.

contend for God—namely, with fallacies and prepossessions against Job before judgment (Jud 6:31). Partiality can never please the impartial God, nor the goodness of the cause excuse the unfairness of the arguments.13:1-12 With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men.
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