Parallel Verses

NET Bible

"Does a wise man answer with blustery knowledge, or fill his belly with the east wind?

New American Standard Bible

“Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge
And fill himself with the east wind?

King James Version

Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Holman Bible

Does a wise man answer with empty counsel
or fill himself with the hot east wind?

International Standard Version

"Should a wise person respond with knowledge based on wind? Should he fill his stomach with a wind storm from the east?

A Conservative Version

Should a wise man make answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?

American Standard Version

Should a wise man make answer with vain knowledge, And fill himself with the east wind?

Amplified


“Should a wise man [such as you] utter such windy and vain knowledge [as we have just heard]
And fill himself with the east wind [of withering, parching, and violent accusations]?

Bible in Basic English

Will a wise man make answer with knowledge of no value, or will he give birth to the east wind?

Darby Translation

Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind,

Julia Smith Translation

Shall a wise one answer knowledge of wind, and fill his belly with the east wind?

King James 2000

Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Should [the] wise answer [with] windy knowledge, and should he fill his stomach [with the] east wind?

Modern King James verseion

Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Should a wise man's answer be as the science of the wind, and fill his belly with the wind of the east?

New Heart English Bible

"Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?

The Emphasized Bible

Should, a wise man, answer unreal knowledge? or fill, with the east wind, his inner man?

Webster

Should a wise men utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

World English Bible

"Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?

Youngs Literal Translation

Doth a wise man answer with vain knowledge? And fill with an east wind his belly?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

and fill
מלא מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 251

בּטן 
Beten 
Usage: 72

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Second Response To Job

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered: 2 "Does a wise man answer with blustery knowledge, or fill his belly with the east wind? 3 Does he argue with useless talk, with words that have no value in them?


Cross References

Job 6:26

Do you intend to criticize mere words, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?

Job 8:2

"How long will you speak these things, seeing that the words of your mouth are like a great wind?

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim continually feeds on the wind; he chases the east wind all day; he multiplies lies and violence. They make treaties with Assyria, and send olive oil as tribute to Egypt.

Job 11:2-3

"Should not this abundance of words be answered, or should this talkative man be vindicated?

Job 13:2

What you know, I know also; I am not inferior to you!

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings.

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