Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Does God pervert justice?
Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

King James Version

Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

Holman Bible

Does God pervert justice?
Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

International Standard Version

Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what's right?

A Conservative Version

Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

American Standard Version

Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?


“Does God pervert justice?
Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Bible in Basic English

Does God give wrong decisions? or is the Ruler of all not upright in his judging?

Darby Translation

Doth God pervert judgment, and the Almighty pervert justice?

Julia Smith Translation

Will God pervert judgment? and if the Almighty will pervert justice?

King James 2000

Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Does God pervert justice, {or} Shaddai pervert righteousness?

Modern King James verseion

Does God pervert judgment? Or does the Almighty pervert justice?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Doth God pervert the thing that is lawful? Or, doth the Almighty destroy the thing that is right?

NET Bible

Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

New Heart English Bible

Does God pervert justice? Or does Shaddai pervert righteousness?

The Emphasized Bible

Should, GOD, pervert justice? Or, the Almighty, pervert righteousness?


Doth God pervert judgment; or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

World English Bible

Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Youngs Literal Translation

Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice?


Root Form
Usage: 114

or doth the Almighty
Usage: 48


Context Readings

Bildad's First Response To Job

2 How long wilt thou speak such things and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind? 3 “Does God pervert justice?
Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
4 Because thy sons sinned against him, he cast them away in the place of their rebellion;

Cross References

Genesis 18:25

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous should be treated as the wicked that are far from thee. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Deuteronomy 32:4

The strong One, whose work is perfect: for all his ways are right; a God of truth and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

2 Chronicles 19:7

Therefore, now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it, for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.

Daniel 9:14

And the LORD hastened upon the chastisement and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is just in all his works which he has done, for we did not listen to his voice.

Job 4:17

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Job 9:2

I know it is so of a truth, but how shall a man be justified with God?

Job 10:3

Is it good unto thee that thou should oppress, that thou should reject the work of thine hands and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Job 19:7

Behold, I shall cry out that I have been wronged, and I shall not be heard; I shall cry aloud, and there shall be no judgment.

Job 21:15

Who is the Almighty that we should serve him? And what profit should we have if we pray unto him?

Job 21:20

His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Job 34:5

For Job has said, I am righteous; and God has taken away my right.

Job 34:10-12

Therefore, hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

Job 34:17-19

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

Job 35:13

Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty look upon it.

Job 40:2

Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? Let him that disputes with God answer this.

Job 40:8

Wilt thou disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou may be justified?

Psalm 89:14

Thy throne is composed of righteousness and judgment; mercy and truth go before thy face.

Psalm 99:4

The king's strength is that he loves judgment; thou dost establish equity; thou dost execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Ezekiel 18:25

And if ye say, The way of the Lord is not straight. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not straight? Are not your ways crooked?

Ezekiel 33:17

Then the sons of thy people shall say, The way of the Lord is not straight: but their way is the one that is not straight.

Ezekiel 33:20

Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not straight. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you each one after his ways.

Romans 2:5

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasures up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

Romans 3:4-6

No, in no wise: for God is true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou might be justified in thy words and might overcome when thou dost judge.

Revelation 15:3

And they sing the song of Moses, the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Revelation 16:7

And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

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