Job 20:2
New International Version
"My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed.

New Living Translation
"I must reply because I am greatly disturbed.

English Standard Version
“Therefore my thoughts answer me, because of my haste within me.

Berean Study Bible
“For this reason my anxious thoughts compel me to answer, because of the turmoil within me.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore my disquieting thoughts make me respond, Even because of my inward agitation.

King James Bible
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

Christian Standard Bible
This is why my unsettling thoughts compel me to answer, because I am upset!

Contemporary English Version
Your words are disturbing; now I must speak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is why my unsettling thoughts compel me to answer, because I am upset!

International Standard Version
"Therefore my anxious thoughts cause me to answer because I'm agitated within me.

NET Bible
"This is why my troubled thoughts bring me back--because of my feelings within me.

New Heart English Bible
"Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, even by reason of my haste that is in me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My disturbing thoughts make me answer, and because of them I am upset.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, Even by reason of mine agitation that is in me.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore my disquieting thoughts make me respond, Even because of my inward agitation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My thoughts certainly cause me to answer, and therefore, I make haste.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

American King James Version
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

American Standard Version
Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, Even by reason of my haste that is in me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I did not suppose that thou wouldest answer thus: neither do ye understand more than I.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore various thoughts succeed one another in me, and my mind is hurried away to different things.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore do my thoughts give me an answer, and for this is my haste within me.

English Revised Version
Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, even by reason of my haste that is in me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

World English Bible
"Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, even by reason of my haste that is in me.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, And because of my sensations in me.
Study Bible
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
1Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: 2“For this reason my anxious thoughts compel me to answer, because of the turmoil within me. 3I have heard a rebuke that insults me, and my understanding makes me reply.…
Cross References
Job 20:1
Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

Job 20:3
I have heard a rebuke that insults me, and my understanding makes me reply.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

my thoughts

Job 20:3
I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

Job 4:2
If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?

Job 13:19
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

and for

Psalm 31:22
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

Psalm 116:11
I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Proverbs 14:29
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

I make haste.







Lexicon
“For this reason
לָ֭כֵן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

my anxious thoughts
שְׂעִפַּ֣י (śə·‘ip·pay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5587: Divided, a sentiment

compel me to answer,
יְשִׁיב֑וּנִי (yə·šî·ḇū·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

because
וּ֝בַעֲב֗וּר (ū·ḇa·‘ă·ḇūr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5668: Crossed, transit, on account of, in order that

of the turmoil
ח֣וּשִׁי (ḥū·šî)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2363: To hurry, to be eager with excitement, enjoyment

within me.
בִֽי׃ (ḇî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew
(2) Therefore.--That is, because of the eagerness that is in him. His spirit is stirred in him, and impels him to reply.

20:1-9 Zophar's discourse is upon the certain misery of the wicked. The triumph of the wicked and the joy of the hypocrite are fleeting. The pleasures and gains of sin bring disease and pain; they end in remorse, anguish, and ruin. Dissembled piety is double iniquity, and the ruin that attends it will be accordingly.
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