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Job 34:19

    Job 34:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who has no respect for rulers, and who gives no more attention to those who have wealth than to the poor, for they are all the work of his hands.

    Webster's Revision

    That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands.

    World English Bible

    Who doesn't respect the persons of princes, nor respects the rich more than the poor; for they all are the work of his hands.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How much less to him that respecteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 34:19

    That accepteth not - If it be utterly improper to speak against a king or civil governor, how much more so to speak disrespectfully of God, who is not influenced by human caprices or considerations, and who regards the rich and the poor alike, being equally his creatures, and equally dependent on his providence and mercy for their support and salvation.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 34:19

    How much less to him that accepteth not the person of princes - To accept the person of anyone is to treat him with special favor on account of his rank, his wealth, or from favoritism and partiality. This God often disclaims in respect to himself; (compare Galatians 2:6; Acts 10:34; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 3:25), and solemnly forbids it in others; see James 2:1, James 2:3,James 2:9; Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:17; Deuteronomy 16:19. The meaning here is, that God is entirely impartial in his administration, and treats all as they ought to be treated. He shows favor to no one on account of wealth, rank, talent, office, or joyous apparel, and he excludes no one from favor on account of poverty, ignorance, or a humble rank in life. This it seems was an admitted sentiment in the time of Elihu, and on the ground of the fact that it was indisputable, he strongly argues the impropriety of calling in question the equity of his administration in language such as that which Job had used.

    For they all are the work of his hands - He regards them all as his creatures. No one has any special claim on him on account of rank, talent, or wealth. Every creature that he has made, high and low, rich and poor, bond and free, may expect that impartial justice will be done him, and that his external circumstances will not control or modify the divine determinations in regard to him, or the divine dealings toward him.
    Book: Job