Job 6:3
New International Version
It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas-- no wonder my words have been impetuous.

New Living Translation
they would outweigh all the sands of the sea. That is why I spoke impulsively.

English Standard Version
For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash.

Berean Study Bible
For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas—no wonder my words have been rash.

King James Bible
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

New King James Version
For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea— Therefore my words have been rash.

New American Standard Bible
“For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; For that reason my words have been rash.

NASB 1995
"For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; Therefore my words have been rash.

NASB 1977
“For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, Therefore my words have been rash.

Amplified Bible
“For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; Therefore my words have been incoherent,

Christian Standard Bible
For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas! That is why my words are rash.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas! That is why my words are rash.

American Standard Version
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: Therefore have my words been rash.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because now it is more than the sand of the seas, because of this, my words were restrained

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And verily they would be heavier than the sand by the seashore: but, as it seems, my words are vain.

Contemporary English Version
They outweigh the sand along the beach, and that's why I have spoken without thinking first.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the sand of the sea this would appear heavier: therefore my words are full of sorrow :

English Revised Version
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: therefore have my words been rash.

Good News Translation
they would weigh more than the sands of the sea, so my wild words should not surprise you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then they would be heavier than the sand of the seas. I spoke carelessly

International Standard Version
It would weigh more than the sand on the seashore! Here's why I've talked so rashly:

JPS Tanakh 1917
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; Therefore are my words broken.

Literal Standard Version
For now it is heavier than the sands of the sea, "" Therefore my words have been rash.

NET Bible
But because it is heavier than the sand of the sea, that is why my words have been wild.

New Heart English Bible
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, therefore have my words been rash.

World English Bible
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, therefore have my words been rash.

Young's Literal Translation
For now, than the sands of the sea it is heavier, Therefore my words have been rash.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
2“If only my grief could be weighed and placed with my calamity on the scales. 3For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas— no wonder my words have been rash. 4For the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks in their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.…

Cross References
Job 23:2
"Even today my complaint is bitter. His hand is heavy despite my groaning.

Job 31:6
let God weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity.


Treasury of Scripture

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

heavier.

Proverbs 27:3
A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

my words are swallowed up.

Job 37:19,20
Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness…

Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Psalm 77:4
Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.









(3) Swallowed up.--That is. words are useless and powerless to express it. (See the margin.)

Verse 3. - For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea (comp. Proverbs 27:3, "A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both;" see also Ecclus. 22:15). Therefore my words are swallowed up; rather, as in the Revised Version, therefore have my words been rash. Job here excuses without justifying himself. The excessive character of his sufferings has, he declares, forced him to utter rash and violent words, as these wherein he cursed his day and wished that he had never been born (Job 3:1, 3-11). Some allowance ought to be made for rash speech uttered under such circumstances.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

then
עַתָּ֗ה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

it would outweigh
יִכְבָּ֑ד (yiḵ·bāḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

the sand
מֵח֣וֹל (mê·ḥō·wl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2344: Sand

of the seas—
יַמִּ֣ים (yam·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

no wonder
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my words
דְּבָרַ֥י (də·ḇā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

have been rash.
לָֽעוּ׃ (lā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3886: To swallow, swallow down


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