7 Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

Other Translations of Job 13:7

New International Version

7 Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf? Will you speak deceitfully for him?

English Standard Version

7 Will you speak falsely for God and speak deceitfully for him?

The Message

7 Or are you going to keep on lying 'to do God a service'? to make up stories 'to get him off the hook'?

New King James Version

7 Will you speak wickedly for God, And talk deceitfully for Him?

New Living Translation

7 "Are you defending God with lies? Do you make your dishonest arguments for his sake?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:7

Commentary on Job 13:1-12

(Read Job 13:1-12)

With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men.