New International Version
Can someone who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One?
King James Bible
Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
Darby Bible Translation
Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just?
World English Bible
Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty?--
Young's Literal Translation
Yea, doth one hating justice govern? Or the Most Just dost thou condemn?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall - he that hateth right govern? - Or, Shall he who hateth judgment, lie under obligation? It is preposterous to suppose that he who lives by no rule, should impose rules upon others. God, who is the fountain of all justice and righteousness, binds man by his laws; and wilt thou, therefore, pretend to condemn him who is the sum of righteousness?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
govern. Heb. bind. wilt
LibraryJuly 15 Evening
The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.--JOB 34:3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.--Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.--I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.--He that is spiritual judgeth all things. Take heed what ye hear.--I know …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Covenanting Confers Obligation.
Whether a Sin is Aggravated by Reason of the Condition of the Person against whom it is Committed?
Whether Predestination is Certain?
2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: 'When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God,
"If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.
Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,'
to keep the godless from ruling, from laying snares for the people.
"Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
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