Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?
Treasury of Scripture
thy lies. or, thy devices
Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.
Job 15:2,3 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind...
Job 24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?
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.
Job 13:9 Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocks another, do you so mock him?
Job 17:2 Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?
Job 34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?
Psalm 35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed on me with their teeth.
Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand: for you have filled me with indignation.
Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
Psalm 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.
2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
ContextZophar Rebukes Job
1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 2Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? 3Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed? 4For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in your eyes. 5But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you; 6And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves. 7Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection? 8It is as high as heaven; what can you do? deeper than hell; what can you know? 9The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. 10If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him? 11For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it? 12For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt. 13If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him; 14If iniquity be in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tabernacles. 15For then shall you lift up your face without spot; yes, you shall be steadfast, and shall not fear: 16Because you shall forget your misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: 17And your age shall be clearer than the noonday: you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning. 18And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yes, you shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety. 19Also you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; yes, many shall make suit to you. 20But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Should thy boastings make men hold their peace? And when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
Shall men hold their peace to thee only? and when thou hast mocked others, shall no man confute thee?
Darby Bible Translation
Should thy fictions make men hold their peace? and shouldest thou mock, and no one make thee ashamed?
King James Bible
Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
Young's Literal Translation
Thy devices make men keep silent, Thou scornest, and none is causing blushing!