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New International Version
Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind?
New Living Translation
Do you think your words are convincing when you disregard my cry of desperation?
English Standard Version
Do you think that you can reprove words, when the speech of a despairing man is wind?
Berean Study Bible
Do you intend to correct my words, and treat as wind my cry of despair?
King James Bible
Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
New King James Version
Do you intend to rebuke my words, And the speeches of a desperate one, which are as wind?
New American Standard Bible
“Do you intend to rebuke my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
"Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
“Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
“Do you intend to reprove my words [with a convincing argument], When the words of one in despair belong to the wind [and go ignored]?
Christian Standard Bible
Do you think that you can disprove my words or that a despairing man’s words are mere wind?
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you think that you can disprove my words or that a despairing man's words are mere wind?
American Standard Version
Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold you will plan to correct words and you will consider my word against my spirit
Brenton Septuagint Translation
Neither will your reproof cause me to cease my words, for neither will I endure the sound of your speech.
Contemporary English Version
Here I am desperate, and you consider my words as worthless as wind.
You dress up speeches only to rebuke, and you utter words to the wind.
English Revised Version
Do ye imagine to reprove words? seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind.
Good News Translation
You think I am talking nothing but wind; then why do you answer my words of despair?
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do you think my words need correction? Do you think they're what a desperate person says to the wind?
International Standard Version
Did you intend your words to reprove, even though the speech of a desperate person is just wind?
JPS Tanakh 1917
Do ye hold words to be an argument, But the speeches of one that is desperate to be wind?
Literal Standard Version
For reproof—do you reckon words? And for wind—sayings of the desperate?
Do you intend to criticize mere words, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?
New Heart English Bible
Do you intend to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
World English Bible
Do you intend to reprove words, since the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
Young's Literal Translation
For reproof -- do you reckon words? And for wind -- sayings of the desperate.
Additional Translations ...
ContextJob Replies: My Complaint is Just
…25How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove? 26Do you intend to correct my words, and treat as wind my cry of despair? 27You would even cast lots for an orphan and barter away your friend.…
How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?
"How long will you go on saying such things? The words of your mouth are a blustering wind.
"Does a wise man answer with empty counsel or fill his belly with the hot east wind?
Is there no end to your long-winded speeches? What provokes you to continue testifying?
Treasury of Scripture
Do you imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Job 3:3-26 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived…
Job 4:3,4 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands…
Job 6:4,9 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me…
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Do ye imagine to reprove words . . .?--"It cannot be your intent to reprove mere words, as mine confessedly are (Job 6:3), and as you seem to count them (Job 6:13). If so, they are hardly worthy the trouble bestowed upon them, but might be left to answer themselves."Verse 26. - Do ye imagine to reprove words? or, Do ye propose? "Is it your intention?" Am I to understand that you blame nothing in my conduct, but only the words that I have spoken? i.e. the words recorded in ch. 3. And the speeshes of one that is desperate, which are as wind; or, whereas the speehes of one that is desperate are but as wind; literally, for the wind - spoken to the wind, for the wind to take hold of them and bear them away. Therefore not worth a reproof.
Parallel Commentaries ...
HebrewDo you intend
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 2803: To think, account
Preposition | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic
and treat the speech
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 561: Something said
of a desperate man
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2976: To desist, to despond
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit
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