He would surely rebuke you if you secretly showed partiality.
"He will surely reprove you If you secretly show partiality.
No, you will be in serious trouble with him if even in your hearts you slant your testimony in his favor.
He'd reprimand you on the spot if he detected a bias in your witness.
He will certainly put you right, if you have respect for persons in secret.
He will surely rebuke you if in secret you show partiality.
He will surely rebuke you If you secretly show partiality.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn The verbal idea is intensified with the infinitive absolute. This is the same verb used in v. 3; here it would have the sense of “rebuke, convict.”
sn Peake’s observation is worth noting, namely, that as Job attacks the unrighteousness of God boldly he nonetheless has confidence in God’s righteousness that would not allow liars to defend him.
2 sn The use of the word “in secret” or “secretly” suggests that what they do is a guilty action (31:27a).