Job 12:4
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New International Version
"I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God and he answered-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!


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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.


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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is mocked by his friends as I, shall call upon God and he will hear him: for the simplicity of the just man is laughed to scorn.


Darby Bible 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.


Young's Literal Translation
A laughter to his friend I am: 'He calleth to God, and He answereth him,' A laughter is the perfect righteous one.
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Context
Job's Response to Zophar

1And Job answered and said, 2No doubt but you are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. 3But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yes, who knows not such things as these? 4I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn. 5He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease. 6The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly. 7But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you: 8Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you: and the fishes of the sea shall declare to you. 9Who knows not in all these that the hand of the LORD has worked this? 10In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. 11Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat? 12With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. 13With him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding. 14Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up a man, and there can be no opening. 15Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up: also he sends them out, and they overturn the earth. 16With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his. 17He leads counsellors away spoiled, and makes the judges fools. 18He looses the bond of kings, and girds their loins with a girdle. 19He leads princes away spoiled, and overthrows the mighty. 20He removes away the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged. 21He pours contempt on princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty. 22He discovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death. 23He increases the nations, and destroys them: he enlarges the nations, and straitens them again. 24He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. 25They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.
Cross References
Matthew 9:24
He said to them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn.


Job 6:29
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it.


Job 9:21
Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.


Job 12:5
He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.


Job 13:18
Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.


Job 17:2
Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?


Job 17:6
He has made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.


Job 30:1
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.


Job 30:9
And now am I their song, yes, I am their byword.


Job 34:7
What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?


Treasury of Scripture

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

one mocked

Job 11:3 Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?

Job 16:10 They have gaped on me with their mouth; they have smitten me on the cheek reproachfully...

Job 17:2,6 Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation...

Job 21:3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Job 30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

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 in feasts, they gnashed on me with their teeth.

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him...

Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

calleth

Job 16:20 My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to God.

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

the just

Proverbs 14:2 He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despises him.

Mark 5:40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he takes the father and the mother of the damsel...

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.

Strong's Concordance
I am [as] one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright [man is] laughed to scorn.
Topical Bible
Answereth Blameless Calleth Cause Derided Derision Friend Friends Innocent Joke Laughed Laughing Laughingstock Laughing-stock Laughter Makes Mere Mocked Neighbor Neighbour Perfect Prayer Righteous Scorn Seems Sport Though Upright Wrong
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Job Chapter 12 Verse 4

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