Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can 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 rebuke and argue with useless talk?
Or with words in which there is no benefit?

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

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?

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 vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind? 3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can do no good? 4 Yes, you do away with fear, and hinder devotion before God.


Cross References

Job 13:4-5

But you are forgers of lies. You are all physicians of no value.

Job 16:2-3

"I have heard many such things. You are all miserable comforters.

Job 26:1-3

Then Job answered,

Malachi 3:13-15

"Your words have been stout against me," says the LORD. "Yet you say, 'What have we spoken against you?'

Matthew 12:36-37

But I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

1 Timothy 6:4-5

he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions,

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