Job 8:3
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English Standard Version
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?

King James Bible
Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

American Standard Version
Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth God pervert judgment, or doth the Almighty overthrow that which is just?

English Revised Version
Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

Webster's Bible Translation
Doth God pervert judgment; or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

17 What is man that Thou magnifiest him,

And that Thou turnest Thy heart toward him,

18 And visitest him every morning,

Triest him every moment?

19 How long dost Thou not look away from me,

Nor lettest me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

The questions in Job 7:17. are in some degree a parody on Psalm 8:5, comp. Psalm 144:3, Lamentations 3:23. There it is said that God exalts puny man to a kingly and divine position among His creatures, and distinguishes him continually with new tokens of His favour; here, that instead of ignoring him, He makes too much of him, by selecting him, perishable as he is, as the object of ever new and ceaseless sufferings. כּמּה, quamdiu, Job 7:19, is construed with the praet. instead of the fut.: how long will it continue that Thou turnest not away Thy look of anger from me? as the synonymous עד־מתי, quousque, is sometimes construed with the praet. instead of the fut., e.g., Psalm 80:5. "Until I swallow my spittle" is a proverbial expression for the minimum of time.

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Job 4:17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Job 9:2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

Job 10:3 Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked?

Job 19:7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

Job 34:5,12,17-19 For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my judgment...

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

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...

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

2 Chronicles 19:7 Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons...

Ezekiel 18:25 Yet you say, The way of the LORD is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?

Ezekiel 33:17,20 Yet the children of your people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal...

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

Daniel 9:14 Therefore has the LORD watched on the evil, and brought it on us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he does...

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

Romans 3:4-6 God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings...


Job 21:15,20 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray to him...

Job 34:10-12 Therefore listen to me you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty...

Job 35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Job 40:2 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it.

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, you execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works...

Revelation 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.

Cross References
Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.)

Genesis 18:25
Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?"

Deuteronomy 32:4
"The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

2 Chronicles 19:7
Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the LORD our God, or partiality or taking bribes."

Job 34:10
"Therefore, hear me, you men of understanding: far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should do wrong.

Job 34:12
Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.

Job 36:3
I will get my knowledge from afar and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

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