Job 6:25
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New International Version
How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?

New Living Translation
Honest words can be painful, but what do your criticisms amount to?

English Standard Version
How forceful are upright words! But what does reproof from you reprove?

New American Standard Bible
"How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?

King James Bible
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How painful honest words can be! But what does your rebuke prove?

International Standard Version
The truth can be painful, but what has your argument proven?

NET Bible
How painful are honest words! But what does your reproof prove?

New Heart English Bible
How forcible are words of uprightness. But your reproof, what does it reprove?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How painful an honest discussion can be! In correcting me, you correct yourselves!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How forcible are words of uprightness! But what doth your arguing argue?

New American Standard 1977
“How painful are honest words!
            But what does your argument prove?

Jubilee Bible 2000
How forcible are the words of rectitude! But what does your argument reprove?

King James 2000 Bible
How forceful are right words! but what does your arguing prove?

American King James Version
How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove?

American Standard Version
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why have you detracted the words of truth, whereas there is none of you that can reprove me?

Darby Bible Translation
How forcible are right words! but what doth your upbraiding reprove?

English Revised Version
How forcible are words of uprightness! but what doth your arguing reprove?

Webster's Bible Translation
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

World English Bible
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?

Young's Literal Translation
How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove?
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
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? 26"Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?…
Cross References
Job 6:24
"Teach me, and I will be silent; And show me how I have erred.

Job 6:26
"Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
Treasury of Scripture

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Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Ecclesiastes 12:10,11 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which …

what doth.

Job 13:5 O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Job 16:3,4 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer…

Job 21:34 How then comfort you me in vain, seeing in your answers there remains falsehood?

Job 24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech …

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