Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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?

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

to commune
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

Verse Info

Context Readings

Eliphaz's First Response To Job

1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, 2 If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from speaking? 3 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands;


Cross References

Job 32:18-20

For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

Jeremiah 6:11

And I am full of the fury of Jehovah, I am weary with holding in. Pour it out upon the children in the street, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken; the aged with him that is full of days.

Jeremiah 20:9

And I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name: but it was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I became wearied with holding in, and I could not.

Acts 4:20

for as for us we cannot refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard.

2 Corinthians 2:4-6

For out of much tribulation and distress of heart I wrote to you, with many tears; not that ye may be grieved, but that ye may know the love which I have very abundantly towards you.

2 Corinthians 7:8-10

For if also I grieved you in the letter, I do not regret it, if even I have regretted it; for I see that that letter, if even it were only for a time, grieved you.

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