Job 34:19

Hebrew Bible

17 Do you really think that one who hates justice can govern? And will you declare guilty the supremely Righteous One, 18 who says to a king, ‘Worthless man,’ and to nobles, ‘Wicked men,’ 19 who shows no partiality to princes, and does not take note of the rich more than the poor because all of them are the work of his hands? 20 In a moment they die, in the middle of the night; people are shaken, and they pass away. The mighty are removed effortlessly. 21 For his eyes are on the ways of an individual; he observes all a person’s steps.

Romans 2:11

New Testament

9 There will be affliction and distress on everyone who does evil, on the Jew first and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and also the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God. 12 For all who have sinned apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous before God, but those who do the law will be declared righteous.

 Notes and References

"... A further mark of God as supreme governor is that he shows no favoritism: high-ranking officials are not preferred above ordinary people. On showing partiality, literally “lifting up the face” (םינפ אשׂנ), see on 13:8; God’s impartiality in judgment is the topic also in Deuteronomy 10:17; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Wisdom of Solomon 6:7; Acts 10:34–35; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 3:25; 1 Peter 1:17. It is not a self-denying ordinance by which God resists showing favoritism to high-ranking members of society, says Elihu; God is impartial because from his perspective all humans are on a common footing, as equally his creatures ..."

Clines, David J. A. Word Biblical Commentary: Job 21-37 (p. 370) Word Books, 2006

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