Lamentations 3:36
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New International Version
to deprive them of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?

New Living Translation
if they twist justice in the courts--doesn't the Lord see all these things?

English Standard Version
to subvert a man in his lawsuit, the Lord does not approve.

New American Standard Bible
To defraud a man in his lawsuit-- Of these things the Lord does not approve.

King James Bible
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Christian Standard Bible
or subverting a person in his lawsuit--the Lord does not approve of these things.

Contemporary English Version
and he knows when you refuse to give someone a fair trial.

Good News Translation
When justice is perverted in court, he knows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or suppressing a person's lawsuit-- the Lord does not approve of these things.

International Standard Version
When a man is thwarted in his appeal, does the Lord condone it?

NET Bible
to defraud a person in a lawsuit--the Lord does not approve of such things!

New Heart English Bible
to subvert a man in his cause, the Lord does not approve.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
or deprive people of justice in court. The Lord isn't happy to see [these things].

JPS Tanakh 1917
To subvert a man in his cause, The Lord approveth not.

New American Standard 1977
To defraud a man in his lawsuit— Of these things the Lord does not approve.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Lamed To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord does not approve.

King James 2000 Bible
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approves not.

American King James Version
To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approves not.

American Standard Version
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lamed. To destroy a man wrongfully in his judgment, the Lord hath not approved.

Darby Bible Translation
to wrong a man in his cause, -- will not the Lord see it?

English Revised Version
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Webster's Bible Translation
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

World English Bible
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord doesn't approve.

Young's Literal Translation
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord hath not approved.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Hope
35To deprive a man of justice In the presence of the Most High, 36To defraud a man in his lawsuit-- Of these things the Lord does not approve. 37Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded it?…
Cross References
Jeremiah 22:3
Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness with favor. Why do You look with favor On those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up Those more righteous than they?
Treasury of Scripture

To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approves not.

the Lord

2 Samuel 11:27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his …

Isaiah 59:15 Yes, truth fails; and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey: …

Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: …

approveth. Heb. seeth

Verse 36. - Approveth not. The sense is an excellent one, but it is very doubtful whether it can be obtained without altering one of the letters of the word in the text (reading racah for ra'ah). The text reading is, "the Lord seeth not." This may be explained either as "the Lord regardeth not (such thing)," or as a question, "Doth not the Lord regard (this)?" To subvert a man in his cause,.... A poor man, as the Targum, which aggravates it; as by courses and methods taken in an open court, so by secret underhand ways, to get the cause from him, and injure him in his property:

the Lord approveth not; or, "seeth not" (g); which some understand as spoken by wicked men, who do the above things, and flatter themselves that God sees not, and takes no notice of them, Ezekiel 9:9; and others read it interrogatively, "doth not the Lord see?" (h) he does; he sees all the actions of men, nothing is hid from him; but he sees not with approbation; he do not look upon such things with delight and pleasure, but with abhorrence, Habakkuk 1:13. The Targum is,

"is it possible that it should not be revealed before the Lord?''

(g) "non vidit, vel videt", Pagninus, Montanus, Calvin. (h) "Non videret?" Piscator. 36. subvert—to wrong.

Mem.3:21-36 Having stated his distress and temptation, the prophet shows how he was raised above it. Bad as things are, it is owing to the mercy of God that they are not worse. We should observe what makes for us, as well as what is against us. God's compassions fail not; of this we have fresh instances every morning. Portions on earth are perishing things, but God is a portion for ever. It is our duty, and will be our comfort and satisfaction, to hope and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord. Afflictions do and will work very much for good: many have found it good to bear this yoke in their youth; it has made many humble and serious, and has weaned them from the world, who otherwise would have been proud and unruly. If tribulation work patience, that patience will work experience, and that experience a hope that makes not ashamed. Due thoughts of the evil of sin, and of our own sinfulness, will convince us that it is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. If we cannot say with unwavering voice, The Lord is my portion; may we not say, I desire to have Him for my portion and salvation, and in his word do I hope? Happy shall we be, if we learn to receive affliction as laid upon us by the hand of God.
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