Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

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 the words of rectitude! But what does your argument reprove? 26 Are ye not thinking up words of reproof and throw to the wind words that are lost? 27 Ye also overwhelm the fatherless and dig a pit before your friend.



Cross References

Job 8:2

How long wilt thou speak such things and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

Job 2:10

But he said unto her, Thou hast spoken as any of the foolish women speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall 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 in which it was 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; my spirit drinks of the poison; and terrors of God combat me.

Job 6:9

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

Job 10:1

My soul is cut off in my life; therefore, I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 34:3-9

For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes food.

Job 38:2

Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Job 40:5

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

Job 40:8

Wilt thou disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou may be justified?

Job 42:3

Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore, I have denounced that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

Job 42:7

And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz, the Temanite, My wrath has been kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken by me in uprightness, as my slave Job has.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim feeds on wind and follows after the east wind; he daily increases lies and desolation because they made a covenant with the Assyrians, and the 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 no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive,

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