Job 34:17
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English Standard Version
Shall one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty,

King James Bible
Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

American Standard Version
Shall even one that hateth justice govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous and mighty?-

Douay-Rheims Bible
Can he be healed that loveth not judgment? and how dost thou so far condemn him that is just?

English Revised Version
Shall even one that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is just and mighty?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

10 Therefore, men of understanding, hearken to me!

Far be it from god to do evil,

And the Almighty to act wrongfully.

11 No indeed, man's work He recompenseth to him,

And according to man's walk He causeth it to be with him.

"Men of heart," according to Psychol. S. 249, comp. 254, is equivalent to noee'mones or noeeroi' (lxx συνετοὶ καρδίας). The clause which Elihu makes prominent in the following reply is the very axiom which the three defend, perfectly true in itself, but falsely applied by them: evil, wrong, are inconceivable on the part of God; instead of וּלשׁדּי it is only ושׁדּי in the second member of the verse, with the omission of the praep. - a frequent form of ellipsis, particularly in Isaiah (Isaiah 15:8; Isaiah 28:6; Isaiah 48:14; Isaiah 61:7, comp. Ezekiel 25:15). Far removed from acting wickedly and wrongfully, on the contrary He practises recompense exactly apportioned to man's deeds, and ever according to the walk of each one (ארח like דּרך or דּרכי, e.g., Jeremiah 32:19, in an ethical sense) He causes it to overtake him, i.e., to happen to him (המציא only here and Job 37:13). The general assertion brought forward against Job is now proved.

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Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked...

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Romans 3:5-7 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance...

govern. Heb. bind. wilt

Job 1:22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

Job 40:8 Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

2 Samuel 19:21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD's anointed?

Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Cross References
2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God,

Job 34:16
"If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.

Job 34:18
who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' and to nobles, 'Wicked man,'

Job 34:30
that a godless man should not reign, that he should not ensnare the people.

Job 40:8
Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?

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