Job 34:7
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,

Berean Study Bible
What man is like Job, who drinks up derision 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?

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

Contemporary English Version
But to tell the truth, Job is shameless!

Good News Translation
Have you ever seen anyone like this man Job? He never shows respect for God.

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,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What man is as Job, drinking scorning 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
6Would I lie about my case? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’ 7What man is like Job, who drinks up derision like water? 8He keeps company with evildoers and walks with wicked men.…
Cross References
Job 12:4
I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

Job 15:16
how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water?

Proverbs 19:28
A corrupt witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows 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 drinketh iniquity like water?

Deuteronomy 29:19
And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

Proverbs 1:22
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?







Lexicon
What
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

man
גֶ֥בֶר (ḡe·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

is like Job,
כְּאִיּ֑וֹב (kə·’î·yō·wḇ)
Preposition-k | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 347: Job -- a patriarch

[who] drinks up
יִֽשְׁתֶּה־ (yiš·teh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

derision
לַּ֥עַג (la·‘aḡ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3933: A mocking, derision

like water?
כַּמָּֽיִם׃ (kam·mā·yim)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen
(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. 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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