Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

Holman Bible

I am a laughingstock to my friends,
by calling on God, who answers me.
The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

International Standard Version

"I'm a laughingstock to my friends, someone who called on God. But then he answered this upright and blameless man, and I have become a laughingstock.

A Conservative Version

I am as a man who is a laughing-stock to his neighbor. I who called upon God, and he answered. The just, the perfect man is a laughing-stock.

American Standard Version

I am as one that is a laughing-stock to his neighbor, I who called upon God, and he answered: The just, the perfect man is a laughing-stock.

Amplified

I am become one who is a laughingstock to his friend; I, one whom God answered when he called upon Him -- "a just, upright (blameless) man -- "laughed to scorn!

Bible in Basic English

It seems that I am to be as one who is a cause of laughing to his neighbour, one who makes his prayer to God and is answered! the upright man who has done no wrong is to be made sport of!

Darby 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He who invokes God and he answers him is mocked by his friend; the just and perfect man is laughed to scorn.

Julia Smith Translation

I shall be he laughing at his neighbor, calling to God, and he will answer him: the just blameless one being laughed at

Lexham Expanded Bible

I am a laughingstock to my friends: '[He] calls on God, and he answers him.' A righteous, blameless man [is] a laughingstock.

Modern King James verseion

I am a laughing-stock to his friends; who calls on God, and He answers him; the just, the upright one is a mockery;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thus, he that calleth upon God, and whom God heareth, is mocked of his neighbour; the godly and innocent man is laughed to scorn.

NET Bible

I am a laughingstock to my friends, I, who called on God and whom he answered -- a righteous and blameless man is a laughingstock!

New Heart 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.

The Emphasized Bible

A laughing-stock to one's neighbour, do I become, one who hath called upon GOD and he hath answered him! A laughing-stock - a righteous man without blame!

Webster

I am as one mocked by his neighbor, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is derided.

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

A laughter to his friend I am: 'He calleth to God, and He answereth him,' A laughter is the perfect righteous one.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I am as one mocked
שׂחק שׂחוק 
S@chowq 
Usage: 15

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

אלהּ אלוהּ 
'elowahh 
God, god
Usage: 57

and he answereth
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

him the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

Context Readings

Job's Fourth Speech

3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knows not such things as these? 4 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls upon God, and he answers him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn. 5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is like a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.


Cross References

Job 17:6

He has made me also a byword of the people; and I was as one before whom men spit.

Job 21:3

Bear with me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Job 30:1

But now they that are younger than I hold me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

Psalm 91:15

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

Job 16:10

They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

Job 17:2

Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

Job 6:29

Return, I pray you, let it not be injustice; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

Job 11:3

Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?

Job 16:20

My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears unto God.

Psalm 22:7-8

All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

Psalm 35:16

With hypocritical mockers at feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Proverbs 14:2

He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despises him.

Jeremiah 33:3

Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

Micah 7:7

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Matthew 27:29

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

Mark 5:40

And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and the mother of the child, and them that were with him, and entered in where the child was lying.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Acts 17:32

And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear you again of this matter.

Hebrews 11:36

And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

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