Job 34:12

12 Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedly and the Almighty does not pervert justice.[a]

Job 34:12 Meaning and Commentary

Job 34:12

Yea, surely God will not do wickedly
This truth is repeated and affirmed in the strongest manner; or "will not condemn", as the Vulgate Latin version, and so the Targum, that is, he will not condemn the righteous; for, though he may afflict them, which is done that they may not be condemned with the world, he will not condemn them; for there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ; his righteousness, by which they are justified, secures them from all condemnation;

neither will the Almighty pervert judgment:
pronounce a wrong sentence, decline the execution of justice, swerve from the rule of it, or do a wrong thing; for he punishes wherever he finds it, either in the sinner or his surety; and his punishing it in his Son, as the surety of his people, is the strongest proof of his punitive justice that can be given: nor does he neglect to chastise his people for sin, though satisfied for; so far is he from conniving at sin, and still further from committing it; see (See Gill on Job 8:2).

Job 34:12 In-Context

10 Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding. It is impossible for God [to do] wrong, and [for] the Almighty [to act] unjustly.
11 For He repays a person [according to] his deeds, and He brings his ways on him.
12 Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedly and the Almighty does not pervert justice.
13 Who gave Him authority over the earth? Who put Him in charge of the entire world?
14 If He put His mind to it and withdrew the spirit and breath He [gave],

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