Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

How forcible are right words! but what doth your upbraiding reprove?

New American Standard Bible

"How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?

King James Version

How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

Holman Bible

How painful honest words can be!
But what does your rebuke prove?

International Standard Version

The truth can be painful, but what has your argument proven?

A Conservative Version

How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?

American Standard Version

How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?

Amplified

How forcible are words of straightforward speech! But what does your arguing argue and prove or your reproof reprove?

Bible in Basic English

How pleasing are upright words! but what force is there in your arguments?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

How forcible are the words of rectitude! But what does your argument reprove?

Julia Smith Translation

How forcible were words of uprightness! and what will reproving from you prove?

King James 2000

How forceful are right words! but what does your arguing prove?

Lexham Expanded Bible

How painful are {upright words}! But what does {your reproof} reprove?

Modern King James verseion

Right words are powerful, but what does your arguing argue?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

How steadfast are the words of truth! And which of you can rebuke or reprove them?

NET Bible

How painful are honest words! But what does your reproof prove?

New Heart English Bible

How forcible are words of uprightness. But your reproof, what does it reprove?

The Emphasized Bible

How pleasant are the sayings that are right! But what can a decision from you, decide?

Webster

How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

World English Bible

How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?

Youngs Literal Translation

How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מרץ 
Marats 
Usage: 4

ישׁר 
Yosher 
Usage: 14

אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

Context Readings

Job's Second Speech: A Response To Eliphaz

24 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; and cause me to understand wherein I have erred. 25 How forcible are right words! but what doth your upbraiding reprove? 26 Do ye imagine to reprove words? The speeches of one that is desperate are indeed for the wind.



Cross References

Job 4:4

Thy words have upholden him that was stumbling, and thou hast braced up the bending knees:

Job 13:5

Oh that ye would be altogether silent! and it would be your wisdom.

Job 16:3-5

Shall words of wind have an end? or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

Job 21:34

How then comfort ye me in vain? Your answers remain perfidious.

Job 24:25

If it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

Job 32:3

and against his three friends was his anger kindled, because they found no answer, and yet condemned Job.

Proverbs 12:18

There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 16:21-24

The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 25:11

As apples of gold in pictures of silver, is a word spoken in season.

Ecclesiastes 12:10-11

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words; and that which was written is upright, words of truth.

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