Job 13:8
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English Standard Version
Will you show partiality toward him? Will you plead the case for God?

King James Bible
Will ye accept his person? will ye 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?

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?

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Lo, mine eye hath seen all,

Mine ear hath heard and marked it.

2 What ye know do I know also,

I do not stand back behind you.

Job has brought forward proof of what he has stated at the commencement of this speech (Job 12:3), that he is not inferior to them in the knowledge of God and divine things, and therefore he can now repeat as proved what he maintains. The plain כּל, which in other passages, with the force of הכּל, signifies omnes (Genesis 16:12; Isaiah 30:5; Jeremiah 44:12) and omnia (Job 42:2; Psalm 8:7; Isaiah 44:24), has the definite sense of haec omnia here. לה (v. 1b) is not after the Aramaic manner dat. pro acc. objecti: my ear has heard and comprehended it (id); but dat. commodi, or perhaps only dat. ethicus: and has made it intelligible to itself (sibi); בּין of the apprehension accompanying perception. He has a knowledge of the exalted and glorious majesty of God, acquired partly from his own observation and partly from the teachings of others. He also knows equal to (instar) their knowledge, i.e., he has a knowledge (ידע as the idea implied in it, e.g., like Psalm 82:5) which will bear comparison with theirs. But he will no longer contend with them.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 32:21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles to man.

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?...

Exodus 23:2,3 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment...

Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways...

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Cross References
Leviticus 19:15
"You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

Job 13:10
He will surely rebuke you if in secret you show partiality.

Job 32:21
I will not show partiality to any man or use flattery toward any person.

Proverbs 24:23
These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good.

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