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Job 34:12

12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.

Read Job 34:12 Using Other Translations

Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.
Truly, God will not do wrong. The Almighty will not twist justice.

What does Job 34:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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).

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