9 Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

Other Translations of Job 13:9

New International Version

9 Would it turn out well if he examined you? Could you deceive him as you might deceive a mortal?

English Standard Version

9 Will it be well with you when he searches you out? Or can you deceive him, as one deceives a man?

The Message

9 How would you fare if you were in the dock? Your lies might convince a jury - but would they convince God?

New King James Version

9 Will it be well when He searches you out? Or can you mock Him as one mocks a man?

New Living Translation

9 What will happen when he finds out what you are doing? Can you fool him as easily as you fool people?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:9

Commentary on Job 13:1-12

(Read Job 13:1-12)

With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men.