New International Version
to deny people their rights before the Most High,
King James Bible
To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,
Darby Bible Translation
to turn aside the right of a man before the face of the Most High,
World English Bible
To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the Most High,
Young's Literal Translation
To turn aside the judgment of a man, Over-against the face of the Most High,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To turn aside the right of a man - To make a man lose his right, because one of the higher orders opposes him. Dr. Blayney thinks that עליון elyon, instead of being referred to God, should be considered as pointing out one of the chief of the people. I do not see that we gain any thing by this. The evil fact is, turning aside the right of a man; and the aggravation of it is, doing it before the face of the Most High; that is, in a court of justice, where God is ever considered to be present.
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