Job 8:3
New International Version
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

New Living Translation
Does God twist justice? Does the Almighty twist what is right?

English Standard Version
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?

Berean Study Bible
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

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

New King James Version
Does God subvert judgment? Or does the Almighty pervert justice?

New American Standard Bible
“Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

NASB 1995
"Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

NASB 1977
“Does God pervert justice Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Amplified Bible
“Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Christian Standard Bible
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Will the Lord be unjust when he judges; or will he that has made all things pervert justice?

Contemporary English Version
Does God All-Powerful stand in the way of justice?

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?

Good News Translation
God never twists justice; he never fails to do what is right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Does God distort justice, or does the Almighty distort righteousness?

International Standard Version
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what's right?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Doth God pervert judgment? Or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

Literal Standard Version
Does God pervert judgment? And does the Mighty One pervert justice?

NET Bible
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

New Heart English Bible
Does God pervert justice? Or does Shaddai pervert righteousness?

World English Bible
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Young's Literal Translation
Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice?

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
2“How long will you go on saying such things? The words of your mouth are a blustering wind. 3Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right? 4When your children sinned against Him, He gave them over to their rebellion.…

Cross References
Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness highlights the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict His wrath on us? I am speaking in human terms.

Genesis 18:25
Far be it from You to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Will not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?"

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; all His ways are just. A God of faithfulness without injustice, righteous and upright is He.

2 Chronicles 19:7
And now, may the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery."

Job 34:10
Therefore listen to me, O men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wrong, and from the Almighty to act unjustly.

Job 34:12
Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedly, and the Almighty does not pervert justice.

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

Job 36:23
Who has appointed His way for Him, or told Him, 'You have done wrong'?

Job 37:23
The Almighty is beyond our reach; He is exalted in power! In His justice and great righteousness He does not oppress.


Treasury of Scripture

Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice?

God.

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 unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Almighty.

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

Job 34:10-12
Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity…

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









Verse 3. - Doth God pervert judgment? This was, no doubt, what Job's words of expostulation might seem to imply. But he had never gone so far as to make the direct charge, and a true friend would have shrunk from taxing him with an impiety, witch could only be deduced from his speech by way of inference. It is our duty to put the best construction that we can on our friends' words, no less than upon their actions. Or doth the Almighty pervert justice? "Justice" is not altogether the same thing with "judgment." Judgment is the act, justice the principle which underlies or ought to underlie the act. It is, of course, impossible for God to pervert either. "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:25).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Does God
הַ֭אֵל (ha·’êl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

pervert
יְעַוֵּ֣ת (yə·‘aw·wêṯ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5791: To be bent or crooked

justice?
מִשְׁפָּ֑ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

Or
וְאִם־ (wə·’i·mō·ša-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

does the Almighty
שַׁ֝דַּ֗י (day)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7706: The Almighty

pervert
יְעַוֵּֽת־ (yə·‘aw·wêṯ-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5791: To be bent or crooked

what is right?
צֶֽדֶק׃ (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6664: The right, equity, prosperity


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