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

Other Translations of Job 34:12

King James Version

12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

English Standard Version

12 Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.

The Message

12 It's impossible for God to do anything wicked, for the Mighty One to subvert justice.

New King James Version

12 Surely God will never do wickedly, Nor will the Almighty pervert justice.

New Living Translation

12 Truly, God will not do wrong. The Almighty will not twist justice.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 34:12

Commentary on Job 34:10-15

(Read Job 34:10-15)

Elihu had showed Job, that God meant him no hurt by afflicting him, but intended his spiritual benefit. Here he shows, that God did him no wrong by afflicting him. If the former did not satisfy him, this ought to silence him. God cannot do wickedness, nor the Almighty commit wrong. If services now go unrewarded, and sins now go unpunished, yet there is a day coming, when God will fully render to every man according to his works. Further, though the believer's final condemnation is done away through the Saviour's ransom, yet he has merited worse than any outward afflictions; so that no wrong is done to him, however he may be tried.