Job 6:24
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New International Version
"Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.

New Living Translation
Teach me, and I will keep quiet. Show me what I have done wrong.

English Standard Version
“Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.

New American Standard Bible
"Teach me, and I will be silent; And show me how I have erred.

King James Bible
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Teach me, and I will be silent. Help me understand what I did wrong.

International Standard Version
"Instruct me, and I'll remain silent. Help me understand where I've gone astray.

NET Bible
"Teach me and I, for my part, will be silent; explain to me how I have been mistaken.

New Heart English Bible
"Teach me, and I will hold my peace. Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Teach me, and I'll be silent. Show me where I've been wrong.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Teach me, and I will hold my peace; And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

New American Standard 1977
“Teach me, and I will be silent;
            And show me how I have erred.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Teach me, and I will be silent; and cause me to understand in what I have erred.

King James 2000 Bible
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand how I have erred.

American King James Version
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

American Standard Version
Teach me, and I will hold my peace; And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Teach me, and I will hold my peace: and if I have been ignorant in any thing, instruct me.

Darby Bible Translation
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

English Revised Version
Teach me, and I will hold my peace: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Webster's Bible Translation
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand in what I have erred.

World English Bible
"Teach me, and I will hold my peace. Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Young's Literal Translation
Shew me, and I -- I keep silent, And what I have erred, let me understand.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:14-30 In his prosperity Job formed great expectations from his friends, but now was disappointed. This he compares to the failing of brooks in summer. Those who rest their expectations on the creature, will find it fail when it should help them; whereas those who make God their confidence, have help in the time of need, Heb 4:16. Those who make gold their hope, sooner or later will be ashamed of it, and of their confidence in it. It is our wisdom to cease from man. Let us put all our confidence in the Rock of ages, not in broken reeds; in the Fountain of life, not in broken cisterns. The application is very close; for now ye are nothing. It were well for us, if we had always such convictions of the vanity of the creature, as we have had, or shall have, on a sick-bed, a death-bed, or in trouble of conscience. Job upbraids his friends with their hard usage. Though in want, he desired no more from them than a good look and a good word. It often happens that, even when we expect little from man, we have less; but from God, even when we expect much, we have more. Though Job differed from them, yet he was ready to yield as soon as it was made to appear that he was in error. Though Job had been in fault, yet they ought not to have given him such hard usage. His righteousness he holds fast, and will not let it go. He felt that there had not been such iniquity in him as they supposed. But it is best to commit our characters to Him who keeps our souls; in the great day every upright believer shall have praise of God.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
23Or, 'Deliver me from the hand of the adversary,' Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the tyrants '? 24"Teach me, and I will be silent; And show me how I have erred. 25"How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?…
Cross References
Job 6:23
Or, 'Deliver me from the hand of the adversary,' Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the tyrants '?

Job 6:25
"How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?

Psalm 39:1
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."
Treasury of Scripture

Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Teach me.

Job 5:27 See this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know you it for your good.

Job 32:11,15,16 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst …

Job 33:1,31-33 Why, Job, I pray you, hear my speeches, and listen to all my words…

Job 34:32 That which I see not teach you me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: …

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a …

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise …

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to …

I will.

Psalm 39:1,2 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: …

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, …

cause me.

Job 10:2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.

Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.

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