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Job 31:28

    Job 31:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges; For I should have denied the God that is above.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    That would have been another sin to be rewarded with punishment by the judges; for I would have been false to God on high.

    Webster's Revision

    This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges; For I should have denied the God that is above.

    World English Bible

    this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges; for I should have denied the God who is above.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges: for I should have lied to God that is above.

    Definitions for Job 31:28

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 31:28

    For I should have denied the God that is above - Had I paid Divine adoration to them, I should have thereby denied the God that made them.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 31:28

    This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judqe - Note Job 31:11. Among the Hebrews idolatry was an offence punishable by death by stoning; Deuteronomy 17:2-7. It is possible, also, that this might have been elsewhere in the patriarchal times a crime punishable in this manner. At all events, Job regarded it as a heinous offence, and one of which the magistrate ought to take cognizance.

    For I should have denied the God that is above - The worship of the heavenly bodies would have been in fact the denial of the existence of any Superior Being. This, in fact, always occurs, for idolaters have no knowledge of the true God.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 31:28

    31:28 The judge - The civil magistrate; who being advanced and protected by God, is obliged to maintain and vindicate his honour, and consequently to punish idolatry. Denied God - Not directly but by consequence, because this was to rob God of his prerogative, by giving to the creature, that worship which is peculiar to God.
    Book: Job