"Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?
Do you intend to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
Ephraim feeds on wind, and chases the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and desolation. They make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
"Shouldn't the multitude of words be answered? Should a man full of talk be justified?