Job 16:4
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New International Version
I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could make fine speeches against you and shake my head at you.

King James Bible
I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.

Darby Bible Translation
I also could speak as ye: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could join together words against you, and shake my head at you;

World English Bible
I also could speak as you do. If your soul were in my soul's place, I could join words together against you, and shake my head at you,

Young's Literal Translation
I also, like you, might speak, If your soul were in my soul's stead. I might join against you with words, And nod at you with my head.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I also could speak - It is probably better to render some of these permissives or potential verbs literally in the future tense, as in the Hebrew: I also Will speak. Mr. Good has adopted this mode.

If your soul were in my soul's stead - If you were in my place, I also could quote many wise sayings that might tend to show that you were hypocrites and wicked men; but would this be fair? Even when I might not choose to go farther in assertion, I might shake my head by way of insinuation that there was much more behind, of which I did not choose to speak; but would this be right? That such sayings are in memory, is no proof that they were either made for me, or apply to my case.

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if your soul

Job 6:2-5,14 Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!...

Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.

up words

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

Job 35:16 Therefore does Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplies words without knowledge.

Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.

Ecclesiastes 10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

shake mine

2 Kings 19:21 This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion has despised you, and laughed you to scorn...

Psalm 22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

Psalm 44:14 You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

Psalm 109:25 I became also a reproach to them: when they looked on me they shook their heads.

Jeremiah 18:16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passes thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.

Lamentations 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying...

Matthew 27:39,40 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads...

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Epistle Xlv. To Theoctista, Patrician .
To Theoctista, Patrician [153] . Gregory to Theoctista, &c. We ought to give great thanks to Almighty God, that our most pious and most benignant Emperors have near them kinsfolk of their race, whose life and conversation is such as to give us all great joy. Hence too we should continually pray for these our lords, that their life, with that of all who belong to them, may by the protection of heavenly grace be preserved through long and tranquil times. I have to inform you, however, that I have
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Birth of Jesus Proclaimed by Angels to the Shepherds.
(Near Bethlehem, b.c. 5.) ^C Luke II. 8-20. ^c 8 And there were shepherds in the same country [they were in the same fields from which David had been called to tend God's Israel, or flock] abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. [When the flock is too far from the village to lead it to the fold at night, these shepherds still so abide with it in the field, even in the dead of winter.] 9 And an angel of the Lord stood by them [He stood upon the earth at their side, and did
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 27:39
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads

Job 16:5
But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief.

Psalm 22:7
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

Psalm 109:25
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.

Isaiah 37:22
this is the word the LORD has spoken against him: "Virgin Daughter Zion despises and mocks you. Daughter Jerusalem tosses her head as you flee.

Jeremiah 48:27
Was not Israel the object of your ridicule? Was she caught among thieves, that you shake your head in scorn whenever you speak of her?

Zephaniah 2:15
This is the city of revelry that lived in safety. She said to herself, "I am the one! And there is none besides me." What a ruin she has become, a lair for wild beasts! All who pass by her scoff and shake their fists.

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