Job 13:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Would it turn out well if he examined you? Could you deceive him as you might deceive a mortal?

New Living Translation
What will happen when he finds out what you are doing? Can you fool him as easily as you fool people?

English Standard Version
Will it be well with you when he searches you out? Or can you deceive him, as one deceives a man?

New American Standard Bible
"Will it be well when He examines you? Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?

King James Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would it go well if He examined you? Could you deceive Him as you would deceive a man?

International Standard Version
Will things go well for you under his cross-examination? Can you lie to him, as you would to a human being?

NET Bible
Would it turn out well if he would examine you? Or as one deceives a man would you deceive him?

New Heart English Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceives a man, will you deceive him?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will it go well when he cross-examines you? Will you try to trick him as one mortal tricks another?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Would it be good that He should search you out? Or as one mocketh a man, will ye mock Him?

New American Standard 1977
“Will it be well when He examines you?
            Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Would it be good for him to search you out? As one man mocks another, do ye so mock him?

King James 2000 Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocks another, do you so mock him?

American King James Version
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocks another, do you so mock him?

American Standard Version
Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceiveth a man, will ye deceive him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or shall it please him, from whom nothing can be concealed ? or shall he be deceived as a man, with your deceitful dealings ?

Darby Bible Translation
Will it be well if he should search you out? or as one mocketh at a man, will ye mock at him?

English Revised Version
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one deceiveth a man, will ye deceive him?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

World English Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceives a man, will you deceive him?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it good that He doth search you, If, as one mocketh at a man, ye mock at Him?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-12 With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men.
Study Bible
Job Reproves his Friends
8"Will you show partiality for Him? Will you contend for God? 9"Will it be well when He examines you? Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man? 10"He will surely reprove you If you secretly show partiality.…
Cross References
Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will reap in return.

Job 12:16
"With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him.

Job 14:10
"But man dies and lies prostrate. Man expires, and where is he?
Treasury of Scripture

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Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

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Isaiah 28:22 Now therefore be you not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: …

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