Job 32:18
New International Version
For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me;

New Living Translation
For I am full of pent-up words, and the spirit within me urges me on.

English Standard Version
For I am full of words; the spirit within me constrains me.

Berean Study Bible
For I am full of words, and my spirit within me compels me.

King James Bible
For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

New King James Version
For I am full of words; The spirit within me compels me.

New American Standard Bible
“For I am full of words; The spirit within me compels me.

NASB 1995
"For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.

NASB 1977
“For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.

Amplified Bible
“For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.

Christian Standard Bible
For I am full of words, and my spirit compels me to speak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I am full of words, and my spirit compels me to speak.

American Standard Version
For I am full of words; The spirit within me constraineth me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I am filled with words and The Spirit is poured out into my belly

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for I am full of words, for the spirit of my belly destroys me.

Contemporary English Version
because I have so much to say, that I can't keep quiet.

Douay-Rheims Bible


English Revised Version
For I am full of words; the spirit within me constraineth me.

Good News Translation
I can hardly wait to speak. I can't hold back the words.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm full of words. The Spirit within me forces me [to speak].

International Standard Version
because I'm filled with things to say, and my spirit within me compels me to speak.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I am full of words; The spirit within me constraineth me.

Literal Standard Version
For I have been full of words, "" The spirit of my breast has distressed me,

NET Bible
For I am full of words, and the spirit within me constrains me.

New Heart English Bible
For I am full of words. The spirit within me constrains me.

World English Bible
For I am full of words. The spirit within me constrains me.

Young's Literal Translation
For I have been full of words, Distressed me hath the spirit of my breast,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
17I too will answer; yes, I will declare what I know. 18For I am full of words, and my spirit within me compels me. 19Behold, my belly is like unvented wine; it is about to burst like a new wineskin.…

Cross References
Job 4:2
"If one ventures a word with you, will you be wearied? Yet who can keep from speaking?

Job 32:17
I too will answer; yes, I will declare what I know.

Job 32:19
Behold, my belly is like unvented wine; it is about to burst like a new wineskin.

Jeremiah 6:11
But I am full of the LORD's wrath; I am tired of holding it back. "Pour it out on the children in the street, and on the young men gathered together. For both husband and wife will be captured, the old and the very old alike.

Jeremiah 20:9
If I say, "I will not mention Him or speak any more in His name," His message becomes a fire burning in my heart, shut up in my bones, and I become weary of holding it in, and I cannot prevail.


Treasury of Scripture

For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constrains me.

matter.

Psalm 39:3
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

Jeremiah 20:9
Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

Ezekiel 3:14
So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.

within me.









Verse 18. - For I am full of matter; literally, I am full of words; i.e. I have very much to say. The spirit within me constraineth me; literally, the spirit of my belly; i.e. "my inward feelings and emotions." Compare Zophar's statements in Job 20:2, 3; and Job's own declarations in ch. 13, that he must speak (vers. 13, 19). There is a state of internal excitement, when reticence becomes impossible.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֭י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I am full of
מָלֵ֣תִי (mā·lê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

words,
מִלִּ֑ים (mil·lîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic

and my spirit
ר֣וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

within me
בִּטְנִֽי׃ (biṭ·nî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

compels me.
הֱ֝צִיקַ֗תְנִי (hĕ·ṣî·qaṯ·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 6693: To constrain, bring into straits, press upon


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