Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?

King James Version

If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?

Holman Bible

Should anyone try to speak with you when you are exhausted? Yet who can keep from speaking?

International Standard Version

"Will you get offended if somebody tries to talk to you? Who can keep from speaking at a time like this?

A Conservative Version

If a man tries to converse with thee, will thou be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?

American Standard Version

If one assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?

Amplified

If we venture to converse with you, will you be offended? Yet who can restrain himself from speaking?

Bible in Basic English

If one says a word, will it be a weariness to you? but who is able to keep from saying what is in his mind?

Darby Translation

If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from speaking?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If we attempt to commune with thee, thou wilt be grieved. But who can withhold himself from speaking?

Julia Smith Translation

Trying the word to thee shalt thou be weary? who shall be able to with hold in speaking?

King James 2000

If we venture to converse with you, will you be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"[If] someone would test a word with you, would you be offended? But who can refrain from speaking?

Modern King James verseion

Shall one try a word with you, you who are weary? But who can hold back with words?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"If we begin to commune with thee, peradventure thou wilt be discontent; but who can withhold himself from speaking?

NET Bible

"If someone should attempt a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?

New Heart English Bible

"If someone ventures to talk with you, will you be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?

The Emphasized Bible

If one attempt a word unto thee, wilt thou be impatient? But, to restrain speech, who, can endure?

Webster

If we essay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can refrain from speaking?

World English Bible

"If someone ventures to talk with you, will you be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?

Youngs Literal Translation

Hath one tried a word with thee? -- Thou art weary! And to keep in words who is able?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If we assay
נסה 
Nacah 
Usage: 36

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

with thee, wilt thou be grieved
לאה 
La'ah 
Usage: 19

but who can
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

עצר 
`atsar 
Usage: 46

Context Readings

Eliphaz's First Response To Job

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, 2 "If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient? But who can refrain from speaking? 3 "Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.


Cross References

Job 32:18-20

"For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.

Jeremiah 6:11

But I am full of the wrath of the LORD; I am weary with holding it in "Pour it out on the children in the street And on the gathering of young men together; For both husband and wife shall be taken, The aged and the very old.

Jeremiah 20:9

But if I say, "I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.

Acts 4:20

for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."

2 Corinthians 2:4-6

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.

2 Corinthians 7:8-10

For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it--for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while--



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