New Living Translation
Yet my friends laugh at me, for I call on God and expect an answer. I am a just and blameless man, yet they laugh at me.
King James Bible
I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.
Darby Bible Translation
I am to be one that is a derision to his friend, I who call upon +God, and whom he will answer: a derision is the just upright man.
World English Bible
I am like one who is a joke to his neighbor, I, who called on God, and he answered. The just, the blameless man is a joke.
Young's Literal Translation
A laughter to his friend I am: 'He calleth to God, and He answereth him,' A laughter is the perfect righteous one.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:4 Upon God - Even by my religious neighbours, by those who call upon God, and not in vain; whose prayers therefore I covet, not their reproaches. The just - I, who, notwithstanding all their hard censures dare still own it, that through God's grace I am an upright man.
LibraryWhether Craftiness is a Special Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that craftiness is not a special sin. For the words of Holy Writ do not induce anyone to sin; and yet they induce us to be crafty, according to Prov. 1:4, "To give craftiness [Douay: 'subtlety'] to little ones." Therefore craftiness is not a sin. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov. 13:16): "The crafty [Douay: 'prudent'] man doth all things with counsel." Therefore, he does so either for a good or for an evil end. If for a good end, there is no sin seemingly, and …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
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Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"Get out!" he told them. "The girl isn't dead; she's only asleep." But the crowd laughed at him.
Stop assuming my guilt, for I have done no wrong.
"I am innocent, but it makes no difference to me--I despise my life.
People who are at ease mock those in trouble. They give a push to people who are stumbling.
I have prepared my case; I will be proved innocent.
I am surrounded by mockers. I watch how bitterly they taunt me.
"God has made a mockery of me among the people; they spit in my face.
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