New American Standard Bible
"How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty 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?
Darby Bible Translation
How long wilt thou speak these things? and the words of thy mouth be a strong 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?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
How long wilt thou speak these things? - The flyings of murmuring and complaint, such as he had uttered in the previous chapters.
The words of thy mouth be like a strong wind? - The Syriac and Arabic (according to Walton) render this, "the spirit of pride fill thy mouth." The Septuagint renders it, "The spirit of thy mouth is profuse of words" - πολυῤῥῆμον polurrēmon. But the common rendering is undoubtedly correct, and the expression is a very strong and beautiful one. His language of complaint and murmuring was like a tempest. It swept over all barriers, and disregarded all restraint. The same figure is found in Aristophanes, Ran. 872, as quoted by Schultens, Τυφὼς ἐχβαίειν παρασκενάξεται Tuphōs ekbainein paraskeuacetai - a tempest of words is preparing to burst forth. And in Silius Italicus, xxi. 581:
- qui tanta superbo
Facta sonas ore, et spumanti turbine perflas
The Chaldee renders it correctly רבא זעפא - a great tempest.
LibraryWhether all Merits and Demerits, One's Own as Well as those of Others, Will be Seen by Anyone at a Single Glance?
Objection 1: It would seem that not all merits and demerits, one's own as well as those of others, will be seen by anyone at a single glance. For things considered singly are not seen at one glance. Now the damned will consider their sins singly and will bewail them, wherefore they say (Wis. 5:8): "What hath pride profited us?" Therefore they will not see them all at a glance. Objection 2: Further, the Philosopher says (Topic. ii) that "we do not arrive at understanding several things at the same …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Instruction for the Ignorant:
"Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
"Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, And a talkative man be acquitted?
"The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!"
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