'Words' in the Bible
Hath one tried a word with thee? -- Thou art weary! And to keep in words who is able?
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.
He saves the needy from their sharp words and from the clutches of the powerful.
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.
Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?
Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
So I will not keep my mouth shut; I will let the words come from it in the pain of my spirit, my soul will make a bitter outcry.
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?
My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.
Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?
Are your words of pride to make men keep quiet? and are you to make sport, with no one to put you to shame?
Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
He makes the words of responsible persons without effect, and takes away the good sense of the old;
Give ear to the argument of my mouth, and take note of the words of my lips.
Will you say in God's name what is not right, and put false words into his mouth?
Pay close attention to my words; let my declaration [ring] in your ears.
Should he argue with useless talk or with words that serve no good purpose?
Are God's consolations not enough for you, even the words that [deal] gently with you?
That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
Take note and give ear to my words; and I will say what I have seen:
Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
and encourage you with what I have to say; my words of comfort would lessen your pain.
Their mouths are open wide against me; the blows of his bitter words are falling on my face; all of them come together in a mass against me.
How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?
I call to my servant, but he gives me no answer, though I beseech him with words.
Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
Pay close attention to my words; let this be the consolation you offer.
So how can you console me with your futile words? Nothing is left of your answers but deception!"
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.
I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
"If this is not so, who can prove me a liar and reduce my words to nothing?"
To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?
The pillars of heaven are shaking, and are overcome by his sharp words.
Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.
The chiefs kept back their words, and their tongues were joined to the roofs of their mouths.
After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
I would make clear the number of my steps, I would put it before him like a prince! The words of Job are ended.
Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.
And Elihu hath waited earnestly beside Job with words, for they are older than he in days.
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
Job's friends are dismayed and can no longer answer; words have left them.
For I am full of words, and my spirit compels me [to speak].
Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.
I am going to open my mouth; my tongue will form words on my palate.
My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.
Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,
Why do you contend against him, that he does not answer all a person's words?
"He'll sing to mankind with these words: "I've sinned. I have twisted what is right. Yet he has not repaid me like I deserve.
If there are words -- answer me, Speak, for I have a desire to justify thee.
Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
I return thee words, and thy friends with thee,
Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
Honour me a little, and I shew thee, That yet for God are words.
For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
Teach us what we shall say unto him! We cannot order our words by reason of darkness.
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
[You said to me] Who is this that darkens and obscures counsel [by words] without knowledge? Therefore [I now see] I have [rashly] uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
Therefore I take back [my words] and repent in dust and ashes.
And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
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