Job 11:2
Contemporary English Version
So much foolish talk cannot go unanswered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified?

New American Bible
Should not many words be answered, or must the garrulous man necessarily be right?

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Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified?

the multitude

Job 16:3 Shall windy words have no end? or is it any trouble to thee to speak?

Job 18:2 How long will you throw out words? understand first, and so let us speak.

Psalm 140:11 A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction.

Proverbs 10:19 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

Acts 17:18 And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him. And some said: What is it that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods. Because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.

James 1:19 You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

full of talk.

Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
1Then Sophar the Naamathite answered, and said: 2Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified?3Shall men hold their peace to thee only? and when thou hast mocked others, shall no man confute thee?…
Cross References
Job 8:2
How long wilt thou speak these things, and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

Job 11:1
Then Sophar the Naamathite answered, and said:

Job 15:2
Will a wise man answer as if he were speaking in the wind, and fill his stomach with burning heat?

Job 18:2
How long will you throw out words? understand first, and so let us speak.

Proverbs 10:19
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

Ecclesiastes 5:3
Dreams follow many cares: and in many words shall be found folly.

Additional Translations
“Should this stream of words go unanswered and such a speaker be vindicated?Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?

Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified?

He that speaks much, should also hear on the other side: or does the fluent speaker think himself to be righteous? blessed is the short lived offspring of woman.

Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man of much talk be justified?

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

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

"Shouldn't the multitude of words be answered? Should a man full of talk be justified?

Is a multitude of words not answered? And is a man of lips justified?
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