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Job 34:7

    Job 34:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scoffing like water,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    What man is like Job, a man who freely makes sport of God,

    Webster's Revision

    What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scoffing like water,

    World English Bible

    What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 34:7

    Drinketh up scorning like water? - This is a repetition of the charge made against Job by Eliphaz, Job 15:16. It is a proverbial expression, and seems to be formed, as a metaphor, from a camel drinking, who takes in a large draught of water, even the most turbid, on its setting out on a journey in a caravan, that it may serve it for a long time. Job deals largely in scorning; he fills his heart with it.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 34:7

    What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water? - A similar image occurs in Job 15:16. The idea is, that he was full of reproachful speeches respecting God; of the language of irreverence and rebellion. He indulged in it as freely as a man drinks water; gathers up and imbibes all the language of reproach that he can find, and indulges in it as if it were perfectly harmless.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 34:7

    34:7 Like water - Abundantly and greedily: who doth so break forth into scornful expressions, not only against his friends, but in some sort against God himself.
    Book: Job