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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Lamentations 3:36

 

 

To defraud a man in his lawsuit-- Of these things the Lord does not approve.

Adam Clarke Commentary

To subvert a man in his cause - To prevent his having justice done him in a lawsuit, etc., by undue interference, as by suborning false witnesses, or exerting any kind of influence in opposition to truth and right. - Blayney.

The Lord approved not - Instead of אדני Adonai, seventeen MSS., of Kennicott's, and one ancient of my own, have יהוה Yehovah . Approveth not, ראה לא lo raah, doth not see, turns away his face from it, abhors it.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/lamentations-3.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

To subvert a man in his cause,.... A poor man, as the Targum, which aggravates it; as by courses and methods taken in an open court, so by secret underhand ways, to get the cause from him, and injure him in his property:

the Lord approveth not; or, "seeth not"F7לא ראה "non vidit, vel videt", Pagninus, Montanus, Calvin. ; which some understand as spoken by wicked men, who do the above things, and flatter themselves that God sees not, and takes no notice of them, Ezekiel 9:9; and others read it interrogatively, "doth not the Lord see?"F8"Non videret?" Piscator. he does; he sees all the actions of men, nothing is hid from him; but he sees not with approbation; he do not look upon such things with delight and pleasure, but with abhorrence, Habakkuk 1:13. The Targum is,

"is it possible that it should not be revealed before the Lord?'


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/lamentations-3.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord q approveth not.

(q) He does not delight in it.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/lamentations-3.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

subvert — to wrong.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/lamentations-3.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

To subvert — Here are three things mentioned, which God approveth not.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/lamentations-3.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Lamentations 3:36 To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Ver. 36. To subvert a man in his cause.] By sleight of hand to tilt the balance of justice on one side.

The Lord approveth not.] Heb., Seeth not. Non videt - i.e., non ei visum est, it seemeth not good unto him; he liketh it not.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/lamentations-3.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Lamentations 3:36. To subvert a man in his cause That is, to prevent his having justice done him in a law-suit or controversy by any undue interference; as by bearing or suborning false witness, or exerting any kind of influence in opposition to truth and right.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/lamentations-3.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Here are three things mentioned, of all which it is said that God

approveth them

not neither all, nor any of them. The first is, to crush the prisoners of the earth: he hath power to crush all men in the world, they are his prisoners, and cannot flee from him, but he delighteth not in it. Some think it spoken with special reference to the Jews, who now were all captives. A second thing which it is said God approveth not is, turning away the right of a man before the face of the Most High. Some by the Most High understand God, and make the sense to be, in the sight of God. Others think that a superior magistrate is understood, who, Ecclesiastes 5:8, is called the highest; and that seemeth the most probable sense. The turning away the right of a man before them, signifieth the use of any arts to deprive them of their just right by misrepresenting their cause, aspersing their persons, &c. The third thing mentioned is, the subverting a man in his cause, either by art and rhetoric, making it to appear bad when it is not so, or by mere will and power, overruling it contrary to right and justice.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/lamentations-3.html. 1685.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.
the Lord
2 Samuel 11:27; Isaiah 59:15; Habakkuk 1:13
approveth
Heb. seeth.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:36". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/lamentations-3.html.

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