Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Reasoning with unprofitable talk, and with speeches which do no good?

New American Standard Bible

"Should he argue with useless talk, Or with words which are not profitable?

King James Version

Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?

Holman Bible

Should he argue with useless talk
or with words that serve no good purpose?

International Standard Version

Should he engage in unprofitable argument, or give a speech that benefits no one?

A Conservative Version

Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can do no good?

American Standard Version

Should he reason with unprofitable talk, Or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?

Amplified

Should he reason with unprofitable talk? Or with speeches with which he can do no good?

Bible in Basic English

Will he make arguments with words in which is no profit, and with sayings which have no value?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Should he dispute with useless words and with reasons that are not profitable?

Julia Smith Translation

Reproving with words he shall not profit, and speeches will be of no use in them.

King James 2000

Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches with which he can do no good?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Should he argue in talk [that] is not profitable or [in] words with which he cannot do good?

Modern King James verseion

Should he reason with talk that is not useful, or with speeches which have no profit?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou reprovest with words, that are worth nothing; and speakest the things which can do no good!

NET Bible

Does he argue with useless talk, with words that have no value in them?

New Heart English Bible

Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can do no good?

The Emphasized Bible

Disputing with discourse that doth no good, or with speech, wherein is no profit?

Webster

Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches with which he can do no good?

World English Bible

Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can do no good?

Youngs Literal Translation

To reason with a word not useful? And speeches -- no profit in them?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יכח 
Yakach 
Usage: 59

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

or with speeches
מלּה מלּה 
Millah 
Usage: 38

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Second Response To Job

2 Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind, 3 Reasoning with unprofitable talk, and with speeches which do no good? 4 Yea, thou makest piety of none effect, and restrainest meditation before God.


Cross References

Job 13:4-5

For ye indeed are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

Job 16:2-3

I have heard many such things: grievous comforters are ye all.

Job 26:1-3

And Job answered and said,

Malachi 3:13-15

Your words have been stout against me, saith Jehovah; but ye say, What have we been speaking against thee?

Matthew 12:36-37

But I say unto you, that every idle word which men shall say, they shall render an account of it in judgment-day:

Colossians 4:6

Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, so as to know how ye ought to answer each one.

1 Timothy 6:4-5

he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and disputes of words, out of which arise envy, strife, injurious words, evil suspicions,

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