New International Version
Will your idle talk reduce others to silence? Will no one rebuke you when you mock?
King James Bible
Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
Darby Bible Translation
Should thy fictions make men hold their peace? and shouldest thou mock, and no one make [thee] ashamed?
World English Bible
Should your boastings make men hold their peace? When you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?
Young's Literal Translation
Thy devices make men keep silent, Thou scornest, and none is causing blushing!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Should thy lies make men hold their peace? - This is a very severe reproof, and not justified by the occasion.
And when thou mockest - As thou despisest others, shall no man put thee to scorn? Zophar could never think that the solemn and awful manner in which Job spoke could be called bubbling, as some would translate the term לעג laag. He might consider Job's speech as sarcastic and severe, but he could not consider it as nonsense.
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Exod. iii. 14.--"I AM THAT I AM."--Psal. xc. 2.--"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God."--Job xi. 7-9.--"Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea." This is the chief point of saving knowledge, …
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Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.
Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on.
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