New International Version
For that would have been wicked, a sin to be judged.
King James Bible
For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
Darby Bible Translation
For this is an infamy; yea, it is an iniquity [to be judged by] the judges:
World English Bible
For that would be a heinous crime. Yes, it would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges:
Young's Literal Translation
For it is a wicked thing, and a judicial iniquity;
Job 31:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For this is a heinous crime - Mr. Good translates,
"For this would be a premeditated crime,
And a profligacy of the understanding."
See also Job 31:28. That is, It would not only be a sin against the individuals more particularly concerned, but a sin of the first magnitude against society; and one of which the civil magistrate should take particular cognizance, and punish as justice requires.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThou Shalt not Steal.
This Commandment also has a work, which embraces very many good works, and is opposed to many vices, and is called in German Mildigkeit, "benevolence;" which is a work ready to help and serve every one with one's goods. And it fights not only against theft and robbery, but against all stinting in temporal goods which men may practise toward one another: such as greed, usury, overcharging and plating wares that sell as solid, counterfeit wares, short measures and weights, and who could tell all the …
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works
Whether after Christ, it was Proper to the Blessed virgin to be Sanctified in the Womb?
The Seventh Commandment
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"'If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.
you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death--the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man's wife. You must purge the evil from among you.
then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.
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