Do you imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
Treasury of Scripture
Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God...
Job 3:3-26 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived...
Job 4:3,4 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands...
Job 34:3-9 For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes meat...
Job 38:2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 40:5,8 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will proceed no further...
Job 42:3,7 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me...
Matthew 12:37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
Job 6:4,9 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit...
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 8:2 How long will you speak these things? and how long shall the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation...
Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men...
ContextJob Replies: My Complaint is Just
1But Job answered and said, 2Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! 3For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up. 4For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me. 5Does the wild ass bray when he has grass? or lows the ox over his fodder? 6Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg? 7The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat. 8Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for! 9Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! 10Then should I yet have comfort; yes, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One. 11What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life? 12Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass? 13Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me? 14To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty. 15My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; 16Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: 17What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place. 18The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish. 19The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them. 20They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed. 21For now you are nothing; you see my casting down, and are afraid. 22Did I say, Bring to me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance? 23Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty? 24Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred. 25How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove? 26Do you imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind? 27Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, and you dig a pit for your friend. 28Now therefore be content, look on me; for it is evident to you if I lie. 29Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it. 30Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?
You dress up speeches only to rebuke, and you utter words to the wind.
Darby Bible Translation
Do ye imagine to reprove words? The speeches of one that is desperate are indeed for the wind.
King James Bible
Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
Young's Literal Translation
For reproof -- do you reckon words? And for wind -- sayings of the desperate.