Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?

King James Version

Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

Holman Bible

Do you think that you can disprove [my] words or that a despairing man's words are [mere] wind?

International Standard Version

Did you intend your words to reprove, even though the speech of a desperate person is just wind?

A Conservative Version

Do ye think to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of a man who is desperate are as wind?

American Standard Version

Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?

Amplified

Do you imagine your words to be an argument, but the speeches of one who is desperate to be as wind?

Bible in Basic English

My words may seem wrong to you, but the words of him who has no hope are for the wind.

Darby Translation

Do ye imagine to reprove words? The speeches of one that is desperate are indeed for the wind.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Are ye not thinking up words of reproof and throw to the wind words that are lost?

Julia Smith Translation

Will ye purpose to reprove words, and for the spirit of the words of him despairing?

King James 2000

Do you intend to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do you intend to reprove [my] words and [consider the] words of a desperate [man] as wind?

Modern King James verseion

Do you intend to criticize words, and the speeches of one who is hopeless, that are as wind?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Do ye take deliberacy to check men's sayings, and judge a poor word spoken in vain?

NET Bible

Do you intend to criticize mere words, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?

New Heart English Bible

Do you intend to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?

The Emphasized Bible

To decide words, do ye intend, When, to the wind, are spoken the sayings of one in despair?

Webster

Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

World English Bible

Do you intend to reprove words, since the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?

Youngs Literal Translation

For reproof -- do you reckon words? And for wind -- sayings of the desperate.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יכח 
Yakach 
Usage: 59

מלּה מלּה 
Millah 
Usage: 38

and the speeches
אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

יאשׁ 
Ya'ash 
Usage: 6

Context Readings

Job's Second Speech: A Response To Eliphaz

25 "How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove? 26 "Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind? 27 "You would even cast lots for the orphans And barter over your friend.



Cross References

Job 8:2

"How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

Job 2:10

But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 3:3-26

"Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, 'A boy is conceived.'

Job 4:3-4

"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.

Job 6:4

"For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, Their poison my spirit drinks; The terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 6:9

"Would that God were willing to crush me, That He would loose His hand and cut me off!

Job 10:1

"I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 34:3-9

"For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food.

Job 38:2

"Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?

Job 40:5

"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."

Job 40:8

"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Job 42:3

'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."

Job 42:7

It came about after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim feeds on wind, And pursues the east wind continually; He multiplies lies and violence. Moreover, he makes a covenant with Assyria, And oil is carried to Egypt.

Matthew 12:37

"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Ephesians 4:14

As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain