Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: Therefore have my words been rash.

New American Standard Bible

"For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; Therefore my words have been rash.

King James Version

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

Holman Bible

For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas!
That is why my words are rash.

International Standard Version

It would weigh more than the sand on the seashore! Here's why I've talked so rashly:

A Conservative Version

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas. Therefore my words have been rash.

Amplified

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash and wild,

Bible in Basic English

For then its weight would be more than the sand of the seas: because of this my words have been uncontrolled.

Darby Translation

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; therefore my words are vehement.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore, my words are swallowed up.

Julia Smith Translation

For now it will be heavy above the sand of the seas: for this my words were rash.

King James 2000

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; therefore my words have been rash,

Modern King James verseion

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is the cause, that my words are so sorrowful.

NET Bible

But because it is heavier than the sand of the sea, that is why my words have been wild.

New Heart English Bible

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, therefore have my words been rash.

The Emphasized Bible

For, now, beyond the sand of the seas, would it be heavy, On this account, my words, have wandered.

Webster

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

World English Bible

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, therefore have my words been rash.

Youngs Literal Translation

For now, than the sands of the sea it is heavier, Therefore my words have been rash.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּבד כּבד 
Kabad 
Usage: 114

than the sand
חול 
Chowl 
Usage: 23

of the sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

Context Readings

Job's Second Speech: A Response To Eliphaz

2 Oh that my vexation were but weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances! 3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: Therefore have my words been rash. 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.


Cross References

Proverbs 27:3

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool's vexation is heavier than they both.

Job 23:2

Even to-day is my complaint rebellious: My stroke is heavier than my groaning.

Job 37:19-20

Teach us what we shall say unto him; For we cannot set our speech in order by reason of darkness.

Psalm 40:5

Many, O Jehovah my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done, And thy thoughts which are to us-ward; They cannot be set in order unto thee; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.

Psalm 77:4

Thou holdest mine eyes watching: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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