Job 34:17



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,

King James Version

Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

International Standard Version

Can one who hates justice really govern? And if God is righteous and mighty, can you condemn him?

A Conservative Version

Behold thou him who hates lawlessness, and who destroys evil men, who is forever righteousness,

American Standard Version

Shall even one that hateth justice govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous and mighty?-

Amplified

Is it possible that an enemy of right should govern? And will you condemn Him Who is just and mighty?

Bible in Basic English

How may a hater of right be a ruler? and will you say that the upright Ruler of all is evil?

Darby Translation

Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just?

Holman Bible

Could one who hates justice govern [the world]? Will you condemn the mighty Righteous One,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Shall even he that hates judgment govern? And wilt thou condemn the Mighty One that is righteous?

Julia Smith Translation

Also shall he hating judgment, rule? and if thou wilt condemn the just mighty one?

King James 2000

Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him that is most just?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Shall [he who] hates justice really govern? Or will you declare [the] Righteous One, the Mighty, guilty?--

Modern King James verseion

Shall one who hates right govern? And will you condemn Him who is just and mighty?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

May he be made whole, that loveth no right? If thou were a very innocent man, shouldest thou then be punished?

NET Bible

Do you really think that one who hates justice can govern? And will you declare guilty the supremely righteous One,

New Heart English Bible

Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty??

New simplified Bible

Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous Mighty One?

The Emphasized Bible

Shall, the very hater of right, control? Or, the just - the mighty one, wilt thou condemn?

Webster

Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

World English Bible

Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty? --

Youngs Literal Translation

Yea, doth one hating justice govern? Or the Most Just dost thou condemn?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

חבשׁ 
Chabash 
Usage: 33

and wilt thou condemn
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 34

כּבּיר 
Kabbiyr 
Usage: 10

Context Readings

Elihu Asserts God's Justice

16 "But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words. 17 "Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous mighty One, 18 Who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' To nobles, 'Wicked ones';



Cross References

2 Samuel 23:3

"The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God,

Job 40:8

"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Genesis 18:25

"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

2 Samuel 19:21

But Abishai the son of Zeruiah said, "Should not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD'S anointed?"

Job 1:22

Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.

Romans 3:5-7

But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.)

Romans 9:14

What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be!



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