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Job 8:3

    Job 8:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Does God give wrong decisions? or is the Ruler of all not upright in his judging?

    Webster's Revision

    Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?

    World English Bible

    Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

    Definitions for Job 8:3

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 8:3

    Doth God pervert judgment! - God afflicts thee; can he afflict thee for naught? As he is just, his judgment is just; and he could not inflict punishment unless there be a cause.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 8:3

    Doth God pervert judgment? - That is, Does God afflict people unjustly? Does he show favor to the evil, and punish the good? Bildad here undoubtedly refers to Job, and supposes that he had brought this charge against God. But he had not done it in so many words. He had complained of the severity of his sufferings, and had indulged in irreverent language toward God. But he had not advanced the charge openly that God had perverted right. Bildad strenuously maintains that God would do right. His argument is based on the supposition that God would deal with people in this life according to their character; and thus he infers that Job must have been guilty of some great wickedness, that punishment should come upon him in this manner.
    Book: Job