New International Version
Would it turn out well if he examined you? Could you deceive him as you might deceive a mortal?
King James Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
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?
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?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? - Would it be to your credit if God should try your hearts, and uncover the motives of your conduct? Were you tried as I am, how would you appear?
Do ye so mock him? - Do ye think that you can deceive him; and by flattering speeches bring him to your terms, as you would bring an undiscerning, empty mortal, like yourselves?
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I shall attempt to address you in the following order this morning. First, a little by way of consolation; then, a little by way of instruction; a little more upon discrimination or caution; and in the last place, a few sentences by way of exhortation. I. First, beloved, let me speak to you who are desiring to feel more and more your sins, and whose prayer is the prayer of the text, "Lord how many are mine iniquities and my sins, make me to know my transgression and my sin." Let me try to COMFORT …
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Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
To him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are his.
But a man dies and is laid low; he breathes his last and is no more.
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