Lamentations 3:35

35 when human rights are perverted in the presence of the Most High,

Lamentations 3:35 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:35

To turn aside the right of a man
The Targum is, of a poor man; not to do him justice in a court of judicature; to cause judgment to incline to the wrong side; to give the cause against a man, to give a wrong sentence; this is disapproved of by the Lord, and forbidden by him: before the face of the most High;
either before the most high God, he being present and among the gods, the judges, when they pass sentence; and yet, to pass a wrong one in his presence, without any regard to him, or fear of him, must be provoking to him: or, "before a superior" {f}, as some render it; before a judge that sits upon the bench; endeavouring by unjust charges, wrong pleas, and false witnesses, to deprive a man of his right; see ( Ecclesiastes 5:8 ) .


F6 (Nwyle ynp dgn) "coram facie superioris", Junius & Tremellius.

Lamentations 3:35 In-Context

33 for he does not willingly afflict or grieve anyone.
34 When all the prisoners of the land are crushed under foot,
35 when human rights are perverted in the presence of the Most High,
36 when one's case is subverted —does the Lord not see it?
37 Who can command and have it done, if the Lord has not ordained it?
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