Parallel Verses

King James 2000

If I mocked them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

New American Standard Bible

"I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.

King James Version

If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Holman Bible

If I smiled at them, they couldn’t believe it;
they were thrilled at the light of my countenance.

International Standard Version

I smiled at them when they had no confidence, and no one could discourage me.

A Conservative Version

I smiled on them when they had no confidence, and they did not cast down the light of my countenance.

American Standard Version

I smiled on them, when they had no confidence; And the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Amplified

I smiled on them when they had no confidence, and their depression did not cast down the light of my countenance.

Bible in Basic English

I was laughing at them when they had no hope, and the light of my face was never clouded by their fear.

Darby Translation

If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and they troubled not the serenity of my countenance.

Julia Smith Translation

I shall laugh at them, they will not believe; and the light of my face they will not cast down.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I smiled for them [when] they had no confidence [in anything], and they did not extinguish the light of my face.

Modern King James verseion

I smiled kindly on them when they did not believe; and they did not make the light of my face fall.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When I laughed, they knew well it was not earnest; and this testimony of my countenance pleased them nothing at all.

NET Bible

If I smiled at them, they hardly believed it; and they did not cause the light of my face to darken.

New Heart English Bible

I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They did not reject the light of my face.

The Emphasized Bible

I laughed at them - they lost confidence, and, the light of my countenance, they suffered not to fail;

Webster

If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

World English Bible

I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn't reject the light of my face.

Youngs Literal Translation

I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If I laughed
שׂחק 
Sachaq 
Usage: 36

it not and the light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

of my countenance
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense

23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain. 24 If I mocked them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down. 25 I chose out their way, and sat as chief, and dwelt like a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.


Cross References

Genesis 45:26

And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.

Psalm 4:6

There are many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift up the light of your countenance upon us.

Psalm 89:15

Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance.

Psalm 126:1

[A song of ascents.] When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Luke 24:41

And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have you here any food?

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