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Job 31:11

    Job 31:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For this is an heinous crime; yes, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For that were a heinous crime; Yea, it were an iniquity to be punished by the judges:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For that would be a crime; it would be an act for which punishment would be measured out by the judges:

    Webster's Revision

    For that were a heinous crime; Yea, it were an iniquity to be punished by the judges:

    World English Bible

    For that would be a heinous crime. Yes, it would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For that were an heinous crime; yea, it were an iniquity to be punished by the judges:

    Definitions for Job 31:11

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 31:11

    For this is a heinous crime - Mr. Good translates,

    "For this would be a premeditated crime,

    And a profligacy of the understanding."

    See also Job 31:28. That is, It would not only be a sin against the individuals more particularly concerned, but a sin of the first magnitude against society; and one of which the civil magistrate should take particular cognizance, and punish as justice requires.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 31:11

    For this is an heinous crime - This expresses Job's sense of the enormity of such an offence. He felt that there was no palliation for it; he would in no way, and on no pretence, attempt to vindicate it.

    An iniquity to be punished by the judges - A crime for the judges to determine on and decide. The sins which Job had specified before this, were those of the heart; but here he refers to a crime against society - an offence which deserved the interposition of the magistrate. It may be observed here, that adultery has always been regarded as a sin "to be punished by the judges." In most countries it has been punished with death; see the notes at John 8:5.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 31:11

    31:11 This - Adultery. It is - Heb. an iniquity of the judges; which belongs to them to take cognizance of, and to punish, even with death; and that not only by the law of Moses, but even by the law of nature, as appears from the known laws and customs of the Heathen nations.
    Book: Job