New International Version
"How long will you say such things? Your words 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?
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How long wilt thou speak these things? - Wilt thou still go on to charge God foolishly? Thy heavy affliction proves that thou art under his wrath; and his wrath, thus manifested, proves that it is for thy sins that he punisheth thee.
Be like a strong wind? - The Arabic, with which the Syriac agrees, is (Syriac) rucholazomati, the spirit of pride. Wilt thou continue to breathe forth a tempest of words? This is more literal.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryTwo Kinds of Hope
'Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.'--JOB viii. 14. 'And hope maketh not ashamed.'--ROMANS v. 5. These two texts take opposite sides. Bildad was not the wisest of Job's friends, and he gives utterance to solemn commonplaces with partial truth in them. In the rough it is true that the hope of the ungodly perishes, and the limits of the truth are concealed by the splendour of the imagery and the perfection of artistic form in which the well-worn platitude is draped. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind?
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
"Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them."
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