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

King James Bible
But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.

Darby Bible Translation
[But] I would encourage you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips should assuage [your pain].

World English Bible
but I would strengthen you with my mouth. The solace of my lips would relieve you.

Young's Literal Translation
I might harden you with my mouth, And the moving of my lips might be sparing.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I would strengthen you with my mouth - Mr. Good translates thus: -

"With my own mouth will I overpower you,

Till the quivering of my lips shall fail;"

for which rendering he contends in his learned notes. This translation is countenanced by the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But I would

Job 4:3,4 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands...

Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Job 29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelled as a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Proverbs 27:9,17 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel...

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness...

Library
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
Job 16:4
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.

Job 16:6
"Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away.

Job 29:25
I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.

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