New Living Translation
"How long will you go on like this? You sound like 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:2 Strong wind - Boisterous and violent.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Do you think your words are convincing when you disregard my cry of desperation?
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job:
"Shouldn't someone answer this torrent of words? Is a person proved innocent just by a lot of talking?
God's prophets are all windbags who don't really speak for him. Let their predictions of disaster fall on themselves!'"
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