Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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?

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?

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 Doth a wise man answer with vain knowledge? And fill with an east wind his belly? 3 To reason with a word not useful? And speeches -- no profit in them? 4 Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.


Cross References

Job 13:4-5

And yet, ye are forgers of falsehood, Physicians of nought -- all of you,

Job 16:2-3

I have heard many such things, Miserable comforters are ye all.

Job 26:1-3

And Job answereth and saith: --

Malachi 3:13-15

Hard against Me have been your words, Said Jehovah, and ye have said: 'What have we spoken against Thee?'

Matthew 12:36-37

'And I say to you, that every idle word that men may speak, they shall give for it a reckoning in a day of judgment;

Colossians 4:6

your word always in grace -- with salt being seasoned -- to know how it behoveth you to answer each one.

1 Timothy 6:4-5

he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and word-striving, out of which doth come envy, strife, evil-speakings, evil-surmisings,

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