New International Version
Is there anyone like Job, who drinks scorn 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Drinketh up scorning like water? - This is a repetition of the charge made against Job by Eliphaz, Job 15:16. It is a proverbial expression, and seems to be formed, as a metaphor, from a camel drinking, who takes in a large draught of water, even the most turbid, on its setting out on a journey in a caravan, that it may serve it for a long time. Job deals largely in scorning; he fills his heart with it.
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The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.--JOB 34:3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.--Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.--I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.--He that is spiritual judgeth all things. Take heed what ye hear.--I know …
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"I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God and he answered-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!
how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt, who drink up evil like water!
A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
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