Job 8:3

“Doth God peruert iudgement? or doth the Almightie peruert iustice?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
- King James Version

"Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Doth God pervert judgment, and the Almighty pervert justice?
- Darby Bible

Doth God pervert judgment; or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
- Webster's Bible

Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
- World English Bible

Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Doth God pervert judgment? Or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:3

8:3 Doth God - Heb. The might God, as this word signifies, the Almighty, or All - sufficient God, as the next name of God implies. These names are emphatically used, to prove that God cannot deal unjustly or falsely with men, because he hath no need of it, nor temptation to it, being self - sufficient for his own happiness, and being able by his own invincible power to do whatsoever pleaseth him. Pervert - Judge unrighteously? No, this is inconsistent with God's nature, and with his office of governor of the world.

Discussion for Job 8

  • Vanessa
    Not once did Job think he was caught in the snare of the fowler, that he was trying his faith, lesson to be learned here
  • Vanessa
    Job was enjoying his self pitying, again he lost everything and groaned about it all, he forgot about the mercy and the love God has for a righteous man, instead of praying for guidance and mercy, he was begging to die, he forgot the love he had for God, we all go through many rough things in our lives but we need to remember God is for us not against us, pray always with a earnest heart
  • Eric
    Job's "friends" are judging him unrighteously. They are assuming that Job has committed some terrible sin, that he does not pray, or live a righteous life. How many times do we judge/accuse our friends or church brothers and sister wrongly?? John 7:24 "judge righteous judgment". One's circumstances are not how we should judge.
  • Irene123
    To ME one year ago - It wasn't done for Job or satan's benefit - but ours. The whole Bible is for our benefit.
  • Anne
    Job is being encouraged not to lose hope but to trust in God who is Just and will bring him to an expected end.
  • Pastor Ndingi joseph
    Thank God for the devil he is our springboard to higher increase. The only thing that starts from up to down is the grave. Little beginning is processing time and God does not by pass process for progress

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