8 Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?

Other Translations of Job 13:8

New International Version

8 Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God?

English Standard Version

8 Will you show partiality toward him? Will you plead the case for God?

The Message

8 Why do you always take his side? Do you think he needs a lawyer to defend himself?

New King James Version

8 Will you show partiality for Him? Will you contend for God?

New Living Translation

8 Will you slant your testimony in his favor? Will you argue God's case for him?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:8

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.