Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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?

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
to reprove
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 forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove? 26 Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind? 27 Yea, ye would cast lots upon the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend.



Cross References

Job 8:2

How long wilt thou speak these things? And how long'shall the words of thy mouth be like a mighty wind?

Job 2:10

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job 3:3-26

Let the day perish wherein I was born, And the night which said, There is a man-child conceived.

Job 4:3-4

Behold, thou hast instructed many, And thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

Job 6:4

For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, The poison whereof my spirit drinketh up: The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Job 6:9

Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

Job 10:1

My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 34:3-9

For the ear trieth words, As the palate tasteth food.

Job 38:2

Who is this that darkeneth counsel By words without knowledge?

Job 40:5

Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

Job 40:8

Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

Job 42:3

Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that which I understood not, Things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Job 42:7

And it was so, that, after Jehovah had spoken these words unto Job, Jehovah said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he continually multiplieth lies and desolation; and they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.

Matthew 12:37

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Ephesians 4:14

that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;

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