Job 8:2
New International Version
"How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind.

New Living Translation
“How long will you go on like this? You sound like a blustering wind.

English Standard Version
“How long will you say these things, and the words of your mouth be a great wind?

Berean Study Bible
“How long will you go on saying such things? The words of your mouth are a blustering wind.

King James Bible
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

New King James Version
“How long will you speak these things, And the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?

New American Standard Bible
“How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

NASB 1995
"How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

NASB 1977
“How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

Amplified Bible
“How long will you say these things? And will the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

Christian Standard Bible
How long will you go on saying these things? Your words are a blast of wind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How long will you go on saying these things? Your words are a blast of wind.

American Standard Version
How long wilt thou speak these things? And how long'shall the words of thy mouth be like a mighty wind?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How long will you speak these things and a proud spirit fill your mouth?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How long wilt thou speak these things, how long shall the breath of thy mouth be abundant in words?

Contemporary English Version
How long will you talk and keep saying nothing?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long wilt thou speak these things, and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

English Revised Version
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a mighty wind?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"How long will you say these things? How long will your words be so windy?

International Standard Version
"How long will you keep talking like this? How long will you keep talking like a wind storm?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long wilt thou speak these things, Seeing that the words of thy mouth are as a mighty wind?

Literal Standard Version
“Until when do you speak these things? And a strong wind—sayings of your mouth?

NET Bible
"How long will you speak these things, seeing that the words of your mouth are like a great wind?

New Heart English Bible
"How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

World English Bible
"How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when dost thou speak these things? And a strong wind -- sayings of thy mouth?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: 2“How long will you go on saying such things? The words of your mouth are a blustering wind. 3Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?…

Cross References
Job 6:26
Do you intend to correct my words, and treat as wind my cry of despair?

Job 8:1
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

Job 11:2
"Should this stream of words go unanswered and such a speaker be vindicated?

Jeremiah 5:13
The prophets are but wind, for the word is not in them. So let their own predictions befall them."


Treasury of Scripture

How long will you speak these things? and how long shall the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?

How long.

Job 11:2,3
Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? …

Job 16:3
Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?

Job 18:2
How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

the words.

Job 6:9,26
Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! …

Job 7:11
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 15:2
Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?









Verse 2. - How long wilt thou speak these things? An exclamation like that of Cicero, "Quousque tandem?" One or two outbreaks might be pardoned; but to persist was to abuse the patience of his hearers. And how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind? literally, be a strong wind; i.e. have all the bluster and vehemence of a tempest, which seeks to carry everything before it by sheer force and fury. The address is rude and unsympathetic.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“How long
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

will you go on saying
תְּמַלֶּל־ (tə·mal·lel-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4448: To speak, utter, say

such things?
אֵ֑לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

The words
אִמְרֵי־ (’im·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 561: Something said

of your mouth
פִֽיךָ׃ (p̄î·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

are a blustering
כַּ֝בִּיר (kab·bîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3524: Great, mighty, much

wind.
וְר֥וּחַ (wə·rū·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit


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