The Man Who Gets Answers May Mock Him Who Gets None
Job 12:4
I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

The antecedent to "who" seems to be uncertain. It may be Job; it may be the neighbour about whom Job speaks. They who have had experience of God's tenderness to help them and hear their prayers, should be very tender to others, when they call to them, and seek their help. Learn —

1. It is the privilege of the saints, when men fail and reject them, to make God their refuge and their recourse to heaven.

2. The repulses which we meet with in the world, should drive us nearer to God.

3. Prayer and seeking unto God are not in vain or fruitless.

4. As it is sinful, so it is extremely dangerous to mock those who have the ear of God, or acceptance with God in prayer.

(Joseph Caryl.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

WEB: I am like one who is a joke to his neighbor, I, who called on God, and he answered. The just, the blameless man is a joke.

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