Job 6:24
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.

Berean Study Bible
Teach me, and I will be silent. Help me understand how I have erred.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
What have I done wrong? Show me, and I will keep quiet.

Good News Translation
All right, teach me; tell me my faults. I will be quiet and listen to you.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Teach ye me, and I will be silent: if in anything I have erred, tell me.

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.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
23deliver me from the hand of the enemy; redeem me from the grasp of the ruthless’? 24Teach me, and I will be silent. Help me understand how I have erred. 25How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?…
Cross References
Job 6:23
deliver me from the hand of the enemy; redeem me from the grasp of the ruthless'?

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

Psalm 39:1
I said, "I will watch my ways so that I will not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle as long as the wicked are present."

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
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

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

Job 33:1,31-33
Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words…

I will.

Psalm 39:1,2
To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me…

James 3:2
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

cause me.

Job 10:2
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.

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







Lexicon
Teach me,
ה֭וֹרוּנִי (hō·w·rū·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

and I
וַאֲנִ֣י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

will be silent.
אַחֲרִ֑ישׁ (’a·ḥă·rîš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

Help me understand
הָבִ֥ינוּ (hā·ḇî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

how
וּמַה־ (ū·ma·hō·šā-)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

I have erred.
שָּׁ֝גִ֗יתִי (ḡî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7686: To stray, to mistake, to transgress, to reel, be enraptured
Verse 24. - Teach me, and I will hold my tongue. Job is willing to be taught, if his friends have any instruction to give. He is willing to be reproved. But not in such sort as he has been reproved by Eliphas. His words were not "words of uprightness." Cause me to understand wherein I have erred. Point out, that is, in what my assumed guilt consists. You maintain that my afflictions are deserved. Point out what in my conduct has deserved them. I am quite ready to be convinced. 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.
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