New International Version
When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent.
King James Bible
If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
Darby Bible Translation
If the scourge kill suddenly, he mocketh at the trial of the innocent.
World English Bible
If the scourge kills suddenly, he will mock at the trial of the innocent.
Young's Literal Translation
If a scourge doth put to death suddenly, At the trial of the innocent He laugheth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is one thing - My own observation shows, that in the course of providence the righteous and the wicked have an equal lot; for when any sudden calamity comes, the innocent and the guilty fall alike. There may be a few exceptions, but they are very extraordinary, and very rare.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman …
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Later English Reformers
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"
The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help. But God charges no one with wrongdoing.
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