Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"But if I speak, my pain isn't assuaged; if I refrain from speaking, what do I have to lose?"

New American Standard Bible

"If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me?

King James Version

Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

Holman Bible

Even if I speak, my suffering is not relieved,
and if I hold back, what have I lost?

A Conservative Version

Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged, and though I forbear, what am I eased?

American Standard Version

Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged; And though I forbear, what am I eased?

Amplified

If I speak [to you miserable comforters], my sorrow is not soothed or lessened; and if I refrain [from speaking], in what way am I eased? [I hardly know whether to answer you or be silent.]

Bible in Basic English

If I say what is in my mind, my pain becomes no less: and if I keep quiet, how much of it goes from me?

Darby Translation

If I speak, my pain is not assuaged; and if I forbear, what am I eased?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Though if I speak, my pain does not cease; and if I forbear to speak, it does not depart from me.

Julia Smith Translation

If I shall speak, my pain will not be held back, and shall I cease, what will go from me?

King James 2000

Though I speak, my grief is not relieved: and though I forbear, how am I eased?

Lexham Expanded Bible

If I speak, my pain is not relieved; and [if] I cease, how much will leave me?

Modern King James verseion

Though I speak, my pain is not held back, and though I forbear, in what way am I eased?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"But what shall I do? For all my words, my sorrow will not cease: and though I hold my tongue, yet will it not depart from me.

NET Bible

"But if I speak, my pain is not relieved, and if I refrain from speaking -- how much of it goes away?

New Heart English Bible

"Though I speak, my grief is not subsided. Though I forbear, what am I eased?

The Emphasized Bible

Though I do speak, unassuaged is my stinging pain, - And, if I forbear, of what am I relieved?

Webster

Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

World English Bible

"Though I speak, my grief is not subsided. Though I forbear, what am I eased?

Youngs Literal Translation

If I speak, my pain is not restrained, And I cease -- what goeth from me?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

my grief
כּאב 
K@'eb 
Usage: 6

Context Readings

Job's Fifth Speech

5 and encourage you with what I have to say; my words of comfort would lessen your pain. 6 "But if I speak, my pain isn't assuaged; if I refrain from speaking, what do I have to lose?" 7 "God has certainly worn me out; you devastated my entire world.


Cross References

Job 10:1

"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 77:1-9

I cry out to God! I cry out to God and he hears me.

Psalm 88:15-18

Since my youth I have been oppressed and in danger of death. I bear your dread and am overwhelmed.

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