Job 11:3
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Will your idle talk reduce others to silence? Will no one rebuke you when you mock?

King James Bible
Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

Darby Bible Translation
Should thy fictions make men hold their peace? and shouldest thou mock, and no one make [thee] ashamed?

World English Bible
Should your boastings make men hold their peace? When you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?

Young's Literal Translation
Thy devices make men keep silent, Thou scornest, and none is causing blushing!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Should thy lies make men hold their peace? - This is a very severe reproof, and not justified by the occasion.

And when thou mockest - As thou despisest others, shall no man put thee to scorn? Zophar could never think that the solemn and awful manner in which Job spoke could be called bubbling, as some would translate the term לעג laag. He might consider Job's speech as sarcastic and severe, but he could not consider it as nonsense.

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thy lies. or, thy devices

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Job 15:2,3 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind...

Job 24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

mockest

Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

Job 13:9 Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocks another, do you so mock him?

Job 17:2 Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

Job 34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

Psalm 35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed on me with their teeth.

Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand: for you have filled me with indignation.

Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

make thee

Psalm 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

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The Eternity and Unchangeableness of God.
Exod. iii. 14.--"I AM THAT I AM."--Psal. xc. 2.--"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God."--Job xi. 7-9.--"Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea." This is the chief point of saving knowledge,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Whether God is a Body
Whether God is a Body We proceed to the first article thus: 1. It seems that God is a body. For what has three dimensions is a body, and sacred Scripture attributes three dimensions to God, as in Job 11:8-9: "It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea." God is therefore a body. 2. Again, everything that has figure is a body, since figure is a mode of quantity. Now it seems that God has
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Whether There Should have Been Man Ceremonial Precepts?
Objection 1: It would seem that there should not have been many ceremonial precepts. For those things which conduce to an end should be proportionate to that end. But the ceremonial precepts, as stated above ([2105]AA[1],2), are ordained to the worship of God, and to the foreshadowing of Christ. Now "there is but one God, of Whom are all things . . . and one Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom are all things" (1 Cor. 8:6). Therefore there should not have been many ceremonial precepts. Objection 2: Further,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
Isaiah lxiv. 6.--"And we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Here they join the punishment with the deserving cause, their uncleanness and their iniquities, and so take it upon them, and subscribe to the righteousness of God's dealing. We would say this much in general--First, Nobody needeth to quarrel God for his dealing. He will always be justified when he is judged. If the Lord deal more sharply with you than with others, you may judge there is a difference
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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