Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin
By asking for his life in a curse.

King James Version

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

Holman Bible

I have not allowed my mouth to sin
by asking for his life with a curse.

International Standard Version

No, I haven't allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.

A Conservative Version

(yea, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);

American Standard Version

(Yea, I have not suffered by mouth to sin By asking his life with a curse);

Amplified


“No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin
By cursing my enemy and asking for his life.

Bible in Basic English

(For I did not let my mouth give way to sin, in putting a curse on his life;)

Darby Translation

(Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse;)

Julia Smith Translation

And I gave not my palate to sin to ask in cursing his soul.

King James 2000

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

Lexham Expanded Bible

no, I have not allowed my mouth to sin, to ask his life with a curse.

Modern King James verseion

also I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I never suffered my mouth to do such a sin, as to wish him evil.

NET Bible

I have not even permitted my mouth to sin by asking for his life through a curse --

New Heart English Bible

(yes, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);

The Emphasized Bible

Neither did I suffer my palate to sin, by asking, with a curse, for his life:

Webster

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

World English Bible

(yes, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);

Youngs Literal Translation

Yea, I have not suffered my mouth to sin, To ask with an oath his life.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

my mouth
חך 
Chek 
mouth, roof of the mouth, taste
Usage: 18

by wishing
שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

a curse
אלה 
'alah 
Usage: 35

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense Continued

29 “Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy,
Or exulted when evil befell him?
30 No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin
By asking for his life in a curse.
31 “Have the men of my tent not said,
‘Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat’?


Cross References

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Exodus 23:4-5

If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.

Ecclesiastes 5:2

Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?

Matthew 5:22

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.

Matthew 5:43-44

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

Matthew 12:36

But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

James 3:9-10

With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God;

1 Peter 2:22-23

who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth;

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.

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