Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Will it be good for you to be searched out by him, or have you the thought that he may be guided into error like a man?

New American Standard Bible

"Will it be well when He examines you? Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?

King James Version

Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

Holman Bible

Would it go well if He examined you?
Could you deceive Him as you would deceive a man?

International Standard Version

Will things go well for you under his cross-examination? Can you lie to him, as you would to a human being?

A Conservative Version

Is it good that he should search you out? Or as deceiving a man, will ye deceive him?

American Standard Version

Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceiveth a man, will ye deceive him?

Amplified

Would it be profitable for you if He should investigate your tactics [with me]? Or as one deceives and mocks a man, do you deceive and mock Him?

Darby Translation

Will it be well if he should search you out? or as one mocketh at a man, will ye mock at him?

Julia Smith Translation

Is it good that he shall search you out?, or as he mocking against a man; will ye mock against him?

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Will it be] well, if he examines you? Or can you deceive him like deceiving a human being?

Modern King James verseion

Is it good that He should search you out? Or as one man mocks another, do you mock Him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Shall that help you, when he calleth you to reckoning? Think ye to beguile him, as a man is beguiled?

NET Bible

Would it turn out well if he would examine you? Or as one deceives a man would you deceive him?

New Heart English Bible

Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceives a man, will you deceive him?

The Emphasized Bible

Would it be well, when he searched you out? Or, as one might jest with a mortal, would ye jest, with him?

Webster

Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

World English Bible

Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceives a man, will you deceive him?

Youngs Literal Translation

Is it good that He doth search you, If, as one mocketh at a man, ye mock at Him?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Is it good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 31

חקר 
Chaqar 
Usage: 27

or as one man
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

התל 
Hathal 
Usage: 10

another, do ye so mock
התל 
Hathal 
Usage: 10

Context Readings

Job's Fourth Speech Continues

8 Will you have respect for God's person in this cause, and put yourselves forward as his supporters? 9 Will it be good for you to be searched out by him, or have you the thought that he may be guided into error like a man? 10 He will certainly put you right, if you have respect for persons in secret.



Cross References

Job 12:16

With him are strength and wise designs; he who is guided into error, together with his guide, are in his hands;

Job 17:2

Truly, those who make sport of me are round about me, and my eyes become dark because of their bitter laughing.

Job 34:36

May Job be tested to the end, because his answers have been like those of evil men.

Psalm 44:21

Will not God make search for it? for he sees the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:23

O God, let the secrets of my heart be uncovered, and let my wandering thoughts be tested:

Isaiah 28:22

And now, take care that you do not make sport of him, or your bands will be made strong; for I have had word from the Lord, the Lord of armies, of an end, of a complete end, which is to come on all the land.

Jeremiah 17:10

I the Lord am the searcher of the heart, the tester of the thoughts, so that I may give to every man the reward of his ways, in keeping with the fruit of his doings.

Galatians 6:7-8

Be not tricked; God is not made sport of: for whatever seed a man puts in, that will he get back as grain.

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