I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.
Cross ReferencesMatthew 9:24
"Go away," He told them. "The girl is not dead, but asleep." And they laughed at Him.
Reconsider; do not be unjust. Reconsider, for my righteousness is at stake.
Though I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my life.
The one at ease despises misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.
Behold, now that I have prepared my case, I know that I will be vindicated.
Surely mockers surround me and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.
He has made me a byword to the people; I am the one in whose face they spit.
But now they mock me, men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to put with my sheep dogs.
And now they mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.
What man is like Job, who drinks up derision like water?
When he calls out to Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver and honor him.
You have deceived me, O LORD, and I was deceived. You have overcome me and prevailed. I am a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me.
Chapter Outline1. Job maintains himself against his friends that reprove him
7. He acknowledges the doctrine of God's omnipotence
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