Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 at them when they did not believe,
And they did not diminish the light of my face.

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.

King James 2000

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

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] spring rain. 24 I smiled for them [when] they had no confidence [in anything], and they did not extinguish the light of my face. 25 I chose their way, and I sat [as] head, and I dwelled like a king among the troops, like [one] who comforts mourners.


Cross References

Genesis 45:26

And they spoke to him, saying, "Joseph [is] still alive, and he [is] ruler over all the land of Egypt." And his heart {went numb}, because he did not believe him.

Psalm 4:6

Many are saying, "Who will show us [something] good?" Lift up over us the light of your face, O Yahweh.

Psalm 89:15

Blessed [are] the people who know [the] joyful shout; O Yahweh, they walk about in the light of your countenance.

Psalm 126:1

When Yahweh restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like dreamers.

Luke 24:41

And [while] they were still disbelieving because of joy and were marveling, he said to them, "Do you have anything {to eat} here?"

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