Job 34:7
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New International Version
Is there anyone like Job, who drinks scorn like water?

New Living Translation
"Tell me, has there ever been a man like Job, with his thirst for irreverent talk?

English Standard Version
What man is like Job, who drinks up scoffing like water,

New American Standard Bible
"What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water,

King James Bible
What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What man is like Job? He drinks derision like water.

International Standard Version
"What man is like Job, who drinks mockery like water,

NET Bible
What man is like Job, who drinks derision like water!

New Heart English Bible
What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What person is like Job, who drinks scorn like water,

JPS Tanakh 1917
What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scorning like water?

New American Standard 1977
“What man is like Job,
            Who drinks up derision like water,

Jubilee Bible 2000
What man is like Job, who drinks up the scorn like water?

King James 2000 Bible
What man is like Job, who drinks up scorn like water?

American King James Version
What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

American Standard Version
What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scoffing like water,

Douay-Rheims Bible
What man is there like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

Darby Bible Translation
What man is like Job? he drinketh up scorning like water,

English Revised Version
What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

Webster's Bible Translation
What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

World English Bible
What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water,

Young's Literal Translation
Who is a man like Job? He drinketh scoffing like water,
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
6Should I lie concerning my right? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.' 7"What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water, 8Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men?…
Cross References
Job 12:4
"I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke.

Job 15:16
How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

Proverbs 19:28
A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.
Treasury of Scripture

What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that …

Proverbs 1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners …

Proverbs 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

(7) Who drinketh up scorning?--The same word had been applied to Job by Zophar (Job 11:3), "And when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?" and the same reproach by Eliphaz (Job 15:16).

Verse 7. - What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water? This comment is not only unnecessary, but unfair. It was not for Elihu, who professed a desire to "justify" (or completely exonerate) Job, to aggravate his guilt by means of rhetorical comment; and the comment itself was unfair, for Job had not indulged in scorn to any extent, much less "drunk it up like water" (comp. Job 15:16). He had in no respect scorned God; and if he had occasionally poured some scorn upon his "comforters" (Job 6:21; Job 12:2; Job 13:4-13; Job 16:2; Job 21:2-5; Job 26:2-4), must it not be admitted that they had deserved it? It was the duty of Elihu to act as moderator between Job and the "comforters," whereas he here seeks to exasperate them, and lash them up to fury against their afflicted friend. Perhaps Job's impassive attitude has embittered him. What man is like Job,.... This is said as wondering at the part he acted, that a man so wise and good as Job was esteemed to be should behave in such a manner as he did;

who drinketh up scorning like water? For a foolish and wicked man to do so is not strange nor uncommon; but for a man of such sense and grace as Job was to do this was astonishing; to have no more regard to his character than to expose himself to the scorn and ridicule of men: for a man to become a laughing stock to profane and wicked men for his religion and piety, it is no disgrace, but an honour to him; but by unbecoming words and gestures to make himself justly jeered and scoffed at is great indiscretion. Or it may be understood actively of his dealing very freely and frequently in scoffs and jeers, which he poured out very liberally and plentifully, and seemingly with as much delight as a man drinks water when thirsty; see Job 11:3. 7. (Job 15:16). Image from the camel.

scorning—against God (Job 15:4).34:1-9 Elihu calls upon those present to decide with him upon Job's words. The plainest Christian, whose mind is enlightened, whose heart is sanctified by the Spirit of God, and who is versed in the Scriptures, can say how far matters, words, or actions, agree with true religion, better than any that lean to their own understandings. Job had spoken as if he meant wholly to justify himself. He that say, I have cleansed my hands in vain, does not only offend against God's children, Ps 73:13-15, but gratifies his enemies, and says as they say.
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