Job 31 :11

Job 31 :11 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

For this is an heinous crime; yes, 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 this is a hainous crime; yea, it is 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's Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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