Job 34:17
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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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Clarke'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?

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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...

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Romans 3:5-7 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance...

govern. Heb. bind. wilt

Job 1:22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

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

2 Samuel 19:21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD's anointed?

Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

July 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.
As it has been shown that all duty, and that alone, ought to be vowed to God in covenant, it is manifest that what is lawfully engaged to in swearing by the name of God is enjoined in the moral law, and, because of the authority of that law, ought to be performed as a duty. But it is now to be proved that what is promised to God by vow or oath, ought to be performed also because of the act of Covenanting. The performance of that exercise is commanded, and the same law which enjoins that the duties
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Whether a Sin is Aggravated by Reason of the Condition of the Person against whom it is Committed?
Objection 1: It would seem that sin is not aggravated by reason of the condition of the person against whom it is committed. For if this were the case a sin would be aggravated chiefly by being committed against a just and holy man. But this does not aggravate a sin: because a virtuous man who bears a wrong with equanimity is less harmed by the wrong done him, than others, who, through being scandalized, are also hurt inwardly. Therefore the condition of the person against whom a sin is committed
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Predestination is Certain?
Objection 1: It seems that predestination is not certain. Because on the words "Hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown," (Rev 3:11), Augustine says (De Corr. et Grat. 15): "Another will not receive, unless this one were to lose it." Hence the crown which is the effect of predestination can be both acquired and lost. Therefore predestination cannot be certain. Objection 2: Further, granted what is possible, nothing impossible follows. But it is possible that one predestined---e.g.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
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,

Job 34:16
"If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.

Job 34:18
Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,'

Job 34:30
to keep the godless from ruling, from laying snares for the people.

Job 40:8
"Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?

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