'Speak' in the Bible
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.
After this Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born.
Should anyone try to speak with you when you are exhausted? Yet who can keep from speaking?
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
Will they not teach you and tell you and speak from their understanding?
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?
Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.
My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
He impedes the lips of those that speak the truth and takes away the counsel of the aged.
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.
Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.
that you turn your anger against God and speak words like this?
I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
Also sucklings have despised me, I rise, and they speak against me.
Oh, that the words I now speak were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book [carved on a tablet of stone]!
Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.
"When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.
Today I will also speak with bitterness; my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
Who did you speak these words to? Whose breath came out of your [mouth]?
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
"When people heard me speak, they blessed me; when people saw me, they approved me,
After a word from me they did not speak again; my speech settled on them [like dew].
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were [all] older than he.
I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
Look, I waited for you to speak; I listened closely to your wise thoughts,while you were searching for words.
Now [Job] has not directed his words against me [therefore I have no cause for irritation], neither will I answer him with speeches like yours. [I speak for truth, not for revenge.]
And I have waited, but they do not speak, For they have stood still, They have not answered any more.)
For I am full of words, and my spirit compels me [to speak].
I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
Look! I've begun to speak, and I'm fashioning my words.
My words [come from] my upright heart, and my lips speak what they know with sincerity.
Behold, I am toward God and before Him even as you are; I also am formed out of the clay [though I speak with abnormal wisdom because of a divine illumination].
For once doth God speak, and twice, (He doth not behold it.)
Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.
Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.
"Men of understanding, speak to me! Are any of you men wise? Then listen to me!
Job -- not with knowledge doth he speak, And his words are not with wisdom.
Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
With my knowledge I will speak comprehensively, and to my Creator I will ascribe righteousness.
His thunderings speak [awesomely] concerning Him; the cattle are told of His coming storm.
Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
So take seven bulls and seven rams and bring them to my servant Job. And bring a whole burnt offering for yourselves and my servant Job will pray for you. I'll encourage him by not responding as your disgraceful folly deserves, since you didn't speak about me correctly as did my servant Job."
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