Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 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. 27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and dig a pit for your friend.



Cross References

Job 8:2

How long wilt thou speak these things? and the words of thy mouth be a strong wind?

Job 2:10

But he said to her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. We have also received good from God, and should we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 3:3-26

Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night that 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, their poison drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of +God are arrayed against me.

Job 6:9

And 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 also annul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous?

Job 42:3

Who is he that obscureth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered what I did not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Job 42:7

And it came to pass after Jehovah had spoken these words to Job, that Jehovah said to Eliphaz the Temanite, Mine anger is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken rightly of me, like my servant Job.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim feedeth on wind, and pursueth after the east wind: all day long he 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

in order that we may be no longer babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of that teaching which is in the sleight of men, in unprincipled cunning with a view to systematized error;

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