Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom!

King James Version

O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Holman Bible

If only you would shut up
and let that be your wisdom!

International Standard Version

I wish you'd all just shut up. Then at least you would appear to be wise.

A Conservative Version

O that ye would altogether be silent! And it would be your wisdom.

American Standard Version

Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! And it would be your wisdom.

Amplified

Oh, that you would altogether hold your peace! Then you would evidence your wisdom and you might pass for wise men.

Bible in Basic English

If only you would keep quiet, it would be a sign of wisdom!

Darby Translation

Oh that ye would be altogether silent! and it would be your wisdom.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

O that ye would altogether be silent! And it would be unto you instead of wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

Who will give silence? Ye shall be silent, and it shall be to you for wisdom.

King James 2000

O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{O that} you would keep completely silent, and [that] it would become wisdom for you.

Modern King James verseion

Oh that you would stop speaking entirely! And it would be your wisdom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Would God ye kept your tongue, that ye might be taken for wise men!

NET Bible

If only you would keep completely silent! For you, that would be wisdom.

New Heart English Bible

Oh that you would be completely silent. Then you would be wise.

The Emphasized Bible

Oh that ye would, altogether held your peace, and it should serve you for wisdom!

Webster

O that ye would altogether hold your peace and it would be your wisdom.

World English Bible

Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.

Youngs Literal Translation

O that ye would keep perfectly silent, And it would be to you for wisdom.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O that
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 74

חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 74

Context Readings

Job's Fourth Speech Continues

4 "But you smear with lies; You are all worthless physicians. 5 "O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom! 6 "Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips.


Cross References

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.

Job 13:13

"Be silent before me so that I may speak; Then let come on me what may.

Job 11:3

"Shall your boasts silence men? And shall you scoff and none rebuke?

Job 16:3

"Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer?

Job 18:2

"How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.

Job 19:2

"How long will you torment me And crush me with words?

Job 21:2-3

"Listen carefully to my speech, And let this be your way of consolation.

Job 32:1

Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.

Amos 5:13

Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.

James 1:19

This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

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