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Job 34:12

    Job 34:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yes, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, God does not do evil, and the Ruler of all is not a false judge.

    Webster's Revision

    Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

    World English Bible

    Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

    Definitions for Job 34:12

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 34:12

    Yea, surely God will not do wickedly - So important does Elihu hold this principle to be, that he repeats it, and dwells upon it. He says, "it surely (אמנם 'omnâm) must be so." The principle must be held at all hazards, and no opinion which contravenes this should be indulged for one moment. His ground of complaint against Job was, that he had not held fast to this principle, but, under the pressure of his sufferings, had indulged in remarks which implied that God might do wrong.

    Neither will the Almighty pervert judgment - As Elihu supposed Job to have maintained; see Job 34:5. To "pervert judgment" is to do injustice; to place injustice in the place of right.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 34:12

    34:12 Pervert - As Job hath affirmed.
    Book: Job