Job 34:12
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New International Version
It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.

New Living Translation
Truly, God will not do wrong. The Almighty will not twist justice.

English Standard Version
Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.

New American Standard Bible
"Surely, God will not act wickedly, And the Almighty will not pervert justice.

King James Bible
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedly and the Almighty does not pervert justice.

International Standard Version
Truly, God doesn't practice wickedness, and the Almighty doesn't pervert justice.

NET Bible
Indeed, in truth, God does not act wickedly, and the Almighty does not pervert justice.

New Heart English Bible
Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will Shaddai pervert justice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, God will never do anything evil, and the Almighty will never pervert justice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

New American Standard 1977
“Surely, God will not act wickedly,
            And the Almighty will not pervert justice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

American King James Version
Yes, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

American Standard Version
Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in very deed God will not condemn without cause, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, surely, God acteth not wickedly, and the Almighty perverteth not judgment.

English Revised Version
Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

World English Bible
Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, truly, God doth not do wickedly, And the Mighty doth not pervert judgment.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
11"For He pays a man according to his work, And makes him find it according to his way. 12"Surely, God will not act wickedly, And the Almighty will not pervert justice. 13"Who gave Him authority over the earth? And who has laid on Him the whole world?…
Cross References
Job 8:3
"Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Job 34:10
"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong.
Treasury of Scripture

Yes, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

surely

Psalm 11:7 For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does …

Psalm 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Habakkuk 1:12,13 Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? we shall …

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Job 8:3 Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice?

Verse 12. - Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. Elihu is fond of rhetorical amplification, like most young speakers. Vers. 11, 12 contain nothing that is really additional to the statement in ver. 10. Yea, surely God will not do wickedly,.... This truth is repeated and affirmed in the strongest manner; or "will not condemn", as the Vulgate Latin version, and so the Targum, that is, he will not condemn the righteous; for, though he may afflict them, which is done that they may not be condemned with the world, he will not condemn them; for there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ; his righteousness, by which they are justified, secures them from all condemnation;

neither will the Almighty pervert judgment: pronounce a wrong sentence, decline the execution of justice, swerve from the rule of it, or do a wrong thing; for he punishes wherever he finds it, either in the sinner or his surety; and his punishing it in his Son, as the surety of his people, is the strongest proof of his punitive justice that can be given: nor does he neglect to chastise his people for sin, though satisfied for; so far is he from conniving at sin, and still further from committing it; see See Gill on Job 8:2. 12. (Job 8:3). In opposition to Job, Job 34:5, will not—cannot.34:10-15 Elihu had showed Job, that God meant him no hurt by afflicting him, but intended his spiritual benefit. Here he shows, that God did him no wrong by afflicting him. If the former did not satisfy him, this ought to silence him. God cannot do wickedness, nor the Almighty commit wrong. If services now go unrewarded, and sins now go unpunished, yet there is a day coming, when God will fully render to every man according to his works. Further, though the believer's final condemnation is done away through the Saviour's ransom, yet he has merited worse than any outward afflictions; so that no wrong is done to him, however he may be tried.
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