Job 31:28
New International Version
then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.

New Living Translation
If so, I should be punished by the judges, for it would mean I had denied the God of heaven.

English Standard Version
this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges, for I would have been false to God above.

Berean Study Bible
this would also be an iniquity to be judged, for I would have denied God on high.

New American Standard Bible
That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have denied God above.

King James Bible
This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

Christian Standard Bible
this would also be an iniquity deserving punishment, for I would have denied God above.

Contemporary English Version
Such horrible sins would have deserved punishment from God.

Good News Translation
Such a sin should be punished by death; it denies Almighty God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
this would also be a crime deserving punishment, for I would have denied God above.

International Standard Version
this is also a sin that deserves to be judged, since I would have tried to deceive God above."

NET Bible
then this also would be iniquity to be judged, for I would have been false to God above.

New Heart English Bible
this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges; for I should have denied the God who is above.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then that, too, would be a criminal offense, and I would have denied God above.

JPS Tanakh 1917
This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges; For I should have lied to God that is above.

New American Standard 1977
That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have denied God above.

Jubilee Bible 2000
this would also be a proven iniquity; for I should have denied the God that is sovereign.

King James 2000 Bible
This also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

American King James Version
This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

American Standard Version
This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges; For I should have denied the God that is above.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
let this also then be reckoned to me as the greatest iniquity: for I should have lied against the Lord Most High.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which is a very great iniquity, and a denial against the most high God.

Darby Bible Translation
This also would be an iniquity for the judge, for I should have denied the God who is above.

English Revised Version
This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges: for I should have lied to God that is above.

Webster's Bible Translation
This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

World English Bible
this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges; for I should have denied the God who is above.

Young's Literal Translation
It also is a judicial iniquity, For I had lied to God above.
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
27so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth, 28this would also be an iniquity to be judged, for I would have denied God on high. 29If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s ruin, or exulted when evil befell him—…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:2
If a man or woman among you in one of the towns that the LORD your God gives you is found doing evil in the sight of the LORD your God by transgressing His covenant

Joshua 24:27
And Joshua said to all the people, "You see this stone. It will be a witness against us, for it has heard all the words the LORD has spoken to us, and it will be a witness against you if you ever deny your God."

2 Samuel 3:32
When they buried Abner in Hebron, the king wept aloud at Abner's tomb, and all the people wept.

Job 31:11
For that would be a heinous crime, an iniquity to be judged.

Job 31:27
so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

Proverbs 30:9
Otherwise, I may have too much and deny You, saying, "Who is the LORD?" Or I may become poor and steal, profaning the name of my God.

Isaiah 59:13
rebelling and denying the LORD, turning away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering lies from the heart.

Treasury of Scripture

This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

an

Job 31:11
For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.

Job 9:15
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

Job 23:7
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

for

Joshua 24:23,27
Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel…

Proverbs 30:9
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Titus 1:16
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.







Lexicon
this
ה֭וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

would also be
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

an iniquity
עָוֺ֣ן (‘ā·wōn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

to be judged,
פְּלִילִ֑י (pə·lî·lî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6416: For a judge, calling for judgment

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I would have denied
כִחַ֖שְׁתִּי (ḵi·ḥaš·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3584: To disappoint, deceive, fail, grow lean

God
לָאֵ֣ל (lā·’êl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

on high.
מִמָּֽעַל׃ (mim·mā·‘al)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top
(28) By the judge.--Rather, perhaps, by my judge, i.e., God; unless, indeed, there be any reference to the Mosaic law (Deuteronomy 17:2-7), which does not seem likely.

Verse 28. - This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge (see the comment on ver. 11, adfin.). It is rightly concluded from this expression that, in the country and age of Job, the sort of idolatry which is here mentioned was practised by some, and also that it was legally punishable. For I should have denied the God that is above. The worship of any other god besides the supreme God is, practically, atheism, since "no man can serve two masters." Moreover, to set up two independent gods is to destroy the idea of God, which implies supremacy over every other being. 31:24-32 Job protests, 1. That he never set his heart upon the wealth of this world. How few prosperous professors can appeal to the Lord, that they have not rejoiced because their gains were great! Through the determination to be rich, numbers ruin their souls, or pierce themselves with many sorrows. 2. He never was guilty of idolatry. The source of idolatry is in the heart, and it corrupts men, and provokes God to send judgments upon a nation. 3. He neither desired nor delighted in the hurt of the worst enemy he had. If others bear malice to us, that will not justify us in bearing malice to them. 4. He had never been unkind to strangers. Hospitality is a Christian duty, 1Pe 4:9.
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