Job 6:30
New International Version
Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?

New Living Translation
Do you think I am lying? Don’t I know the difference between right and wrong?

English Standard Version
Is there any injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity?

Berean Study Bible
Is there iniquity on my tongue? Can my mouth not discern malice?

King James Bible
Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

New King James Version
Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern the unsavory?

New American Standard Bible
“Is there injustice on my tongue? Does my palate not discern disasters?

NASB 1995
"Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern calamities?

NASB 1977
“Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern calamities?

Amplified Bible
“Is there injustice or malice on my tongue? Can my palate not discern what is destructive?

Christian Standard Bible
Is there injustice on my tongue or can my palate not taste disaster?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is there injustice on my tongue or can my palate not taste disaster?

American Standard Version
Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Is evil in my tongue, or is my mouth not speaking truth?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For there is no injustice in my tongue; and does not my throat meditate understanding?

Contemporary English Version
I know right from wrong, and I am not telling lies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall not And iniquity in my tongue, neither shall folly sound in my mouth.

English Revised Version
Is there injustice on my tongue? cannot my taste discern mischievous things?

Good News Translation
But you think I am lying--you think I can't tell right from wrong.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Is there injustice on my tongue, or is my mouth unable to tell the difference between right and wrong?

International Standard Version
Have I said anything that's unjust? I can discern evil, can't I?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern crafty devices?

Literal Standard Version
Is there perverseness in my tongue? Does my palate not discern calamity?”

NET Bible
Is there any falsehood on my lips? Can my mouth not discern evil things?

New Heart English Bible
Is there injustice on my tongue? Can't my taste discern mischievous things?

World English Bible
Is there injustice on my tongue? Can't my taste discern mischievous things?

Young's Literal Translation
Is there in my tongue perverseness? Discerneth not my palate desirable things?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
29Reconsider; do not be unjust. Reconsider, for my righteousness is at stake. 30Is there iniquity on my tongue? Can my mouth not discern malice?

Cross References
Genesis 37:33
His father recognized it and said, "It is my son's robe! A vicious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!"

Job 12:11
Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes its food?


Treasury of Scripture

Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

iniquity.

Job 33:8-12
Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying, …

Job 42:3-6
Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not…

cannot.

Job 6:6
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Job 12:11
Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

Job 34:3
For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

taste.









(30) Is there iniquity?--Or, injustice in my tongue? Is my taste so perverted that it cannot perceive what is perverse? "Ye appear to think that I am wholly incapable of judging my own cause because it is my own; but if ye will only condescend to return in due course, ye shall find that I know what is right as well as you, and that there is no more vicious reasoning in me than there is with you, and probably less." It is difficult to draw out the argument of Job in the logical form of our Western thought, and to trace the line of connection running through it. If we look at it in detail--as we must in order to explain it--then we are apt to look at it piecemeal, and miss the thread; but in point of fact it is just this very thread which it is so difficult to detect and retain from one chapter to another.

Verse 30. - Is there iniquity in my tongue? (see ver. 26). Job now justifies his words, which previously he had admitted to have been "rash" (ver. 3). Perhaps he intends to distinguish between rashness and actual wickedness. Cannot my taste discern perverse things? i.e. I see no perversity or wickedness in what I have said. If there were any, I think I should discern it The reasoning is somewhat dangerous, since men are not infallible judges, not being unprejudiced judges, in their own case. Job's ultimate verdict on himself is that he has "uttered that which he understood not" (Job 42:3) - wherefore he "abhors himself, and repents in dust and ashes" (Job 42:6).





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Is there
הֲיֵשׁ־ (hă·yêš-)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

iniquity
עַוְלָ֑ה (‘aw·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

on my tongue?
בִּלְשׁוֹנִ֥י (bil·šō·w·nî)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3956: The tongue

Can
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

my mouth
חִ֝כִּ֗י (ḥik·kî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2441: Palate, roof of the mouth, gums

not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

discern
יָבִ֥ין (yā·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

malice?
הַוּֽוֹת׃ (haw·wō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1942: Desire, chasm, destruction


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