New American Standard Bible
"Will it be well when He examines you? Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?
King James Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
Darby Bible Translation
Will it be well if he should search you out? or as one mocketh at a man, will ye mock at him?
World English Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceives a man, will you deceive him?
Young's Literal Translation
Is it good that He doth search you, If, as one mocketh at a man, ye mock at Him?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Is it good that he should search you out? - Would it be well for you if he should go into an investigation of your character, and of the arguments which you adduce? The idea is, that if God should make such an investigation, the result would be highly unfavorable to them. Perhaps Job means to intimate that, if they were subjected to the kind of trial that he had been, it would be seen that they could not bear it. "Or as one man mocketh another." The idea here is, "it is possible to delude or deceive man, but God cannot be deceived. You may conceal your thoughts and motives from man, but you cannot from God. You may use arguments that may impose upon man - you may employ fallacies and sophisms which he cannot detect, but every such effort is vain with God;" compare Galatians 6:7.
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Objection 1: It would seem that indulgences are not as effective as they claim to be. For indulgences have no effect save from the power of the keys. Now by the power of the keys, he who has that power can only remit some fixed part of the punishment due for sin, after taking into account the measure of the sin and of the penitent's sorrow. Since then indulgences depend on the mere will of the grantor, it seems that they are not as effective as they claim to be. Objection 2: Further, the debt of …
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