Job 13:5
Good News Translation
Say nothing, and someone may think you are wise!

Contemporary English Version
The wisest thing you can do is to keep quiet

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I wish you would hold your peace, that you might be thought to be wise men.

New American Bible
Oh, that you would be altogether silent; that for you would be wisdom!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I wish you would hold your peace, that you might be thought to be wise men.

Oh that ye

Job 13:13 Hold your peace a little while, that I may speak whatsoever my mind shall suggest to me.

Job 11:3 Shall men hold their peace to thee only? and when thou hast mocked others, shall no man confute thee?

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.

Job 19:2 How long do you afflict my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

Job 21:2,3 Hear, I beseech you, my words, and do penance. . . .

Job 32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he seemed just to himself.

and it

Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool, if he will hold his peace, shall be counted wise: and if he close his lips, a man of understanding.

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

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence at that time, for it is an evil time.

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

Context
Job Reproves His Friends
4Having first shewn that you are forgers of lies, and maintainers of perverse opinions. 5And I wish you would hold your peace, that you might be thought to be wise men.6Hear ye therefore my reproof, and attend to the judgment of my lips.…
Cross References
Job 13:6
Hear ye therefore my reproof, and attend to the judgment of my lips.

Job 13:13
Hold your peace a little while, that I may speak whatsoever my mind shall suggest to me.

Job 21:5
Hearken to me and be astonished, and lay your finger on your mouth.

Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool, if he will hold his peace, shall be counted wise: and if he close his lips, a man of understanding.

Additional Translations
If only you would be silent; for that would be your wisdom!O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! And it would be your wisdom.

But would that ye were silent, and it would be wisdom to you in the end.

Oh that ye would be altogether silent! and it would be your wisdom.

Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

O that ye would altogether hold your peace and it would be your wisdom.

Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.

O that ye would keep perfectly silent, And it would be to you for wisdom.
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