GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
When a sudden disaster brings death, he makes fun of the despair of innocent people.
King James Bible
If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
Darby Bible Translation
If the scourge kill suddenly, he mocketh at the trial of the innocent.
World English Bible
If the scourge kills suddenly, he will mock at the trial of the innocent.
Young's Literal Translation
If a scourge doth put to death suddenly, At the trial of the innocent He laugheth.
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Turning to my text, let me say, that as one is startled by a shriek, or saddened by a groan, so these sharp utterances of Job astonish us at first, and then awake our pity. How much are we troubled with brotherly compassion as we read the words,--"If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me!" The sense of misery couched in this passage baffles description. Yet this is but one of a series, in which sentence …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886
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Immediately, Abraham bowed with his face touching the ground. He laughed as he thought to himself, "Can a son be born to a hundred-year-old man? Can Sarah, a ninety-year-old woman, have a child?"
Those dying in the city groan. Wounded people cry for help, but God pays no attention to their prayers.
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