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?
Darby Bible Translation
What man is like Job? he 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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water? - A similar image occurs in Job 15:16. The idea is, that he was full of reproachful speeches respecting God; of the language of irreverence and rebellion. He indulged in it as freely as a man drinks water; gathers up and imbibes all the language of reproach that he can find, and indulges in it as if it were perfectly harmless.
DEAR FRIENDS, it is never wise to dispute with God. Let a man strive with his fellow, but not with his Maker. If we must discuss any point, let it be with imperfect beings like ourselves, but not with the infallible and infinitely wise God; for, in most of our discussions, these questions wilt come back to us, "Should it be according to thy mind? Art thou master? Is everyone to be subordinate to thee?" I am going to speak, this evening, to those who have a quarrel with God concerning the way of salvation. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Whether Predestination is Certain
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
Directions to Awakened Sinners.
"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.
How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!
A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.
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