Job 12:4

“I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth vpon God, and he answereth him: the iust vpright man is laughed to scorne.”

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Other Translations

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

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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!
- Basic English Bible

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].
- Darby Bible

I am as one mocked by his neighbor, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is derided.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

A laughter to his friend I am: `He calleth to God, and He answereth him,' A laughter [is] the perfect righteous one.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I am as one that is a laughing-stock to his neighbour, a man that called upon God, and He answered him; the just, the innocent man is a laughing-stock,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:4


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.


Discussion for Job 12

  • Alex
    If the mouth tastes meats as the EAR TRIES WORDS THEN TRUE COMMUNION WD BE HEARING HIS WORDS HIS VOICE ETC. THATS Y HE IS SAYING YOU ARE MADE CLEAN BY THE WORDS I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU,MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE AS BREAD IS LIFE ETC. JESUS SAID UNLESS YOU DRINK MY BLOOD AND EAT MY FLESH YOU HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU BUT PETER REPLIED TO WHO SHALL WE GO LORD THOU HAS THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE (HEARING )
  • BSP
    Verse 3~Job let his so called comforters know that even though he was going through a hard time, he was on the same level as them and the same thing could happen to them.
  • Kurt
    Oh Lord Jesus, and God thank you for Job and His Godly wisdom amidst worldly perceptions, incorrect they are. Thank you for showing us, we too can overcome in you, anything the world throws at us. And to come out,under your wings of care, love, and mercy, better for wisdom. Dear Lord, those of us who search for your wisdom, give us strength like Job to endure, and with love. Amen, your son Kurt
  • Melanie Hailey
    That is such a good verse that's the first time I've ever read that verse and it's a good picture for that verse I've used the insparational verse images once and I screenshotted it and it was beautiful it was of a waterfall and I loved it I showed my whole family and they thought it was beautiful too.
  • J
    Remember the mark of the beast is what the children of God OVERCOME, so lets see some words of the Lord that points towards the beast. Whores, riches, vanities, corruption these are all friends of the Pharisees, the temples of Satan.
  • Yvonne
    If God is for us, Who can be against us??????.............. This life is like a school where we've to learn alot of lessons, lessons of faith, Love, Forgiving and alot more!! At the moment we're wavering, because of the turmoil going on and on, It looks like God had forsaken us, ?? But No!! Why does this happens?? 2 Thessalonians 2 teaches us what is going and already happening..... Jesus came to teaches us about LOVE an Forgiving, but we rejected it and for this cause, God sends us strong delusion, to believe a lie, because we didn't receive the Love of the Truth Are we still believing our Lord Jesus, no matter what??? Not easy, but in the end, He is there with His EVERLASTING LOVE PRAISE THE LORD!!

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