Job 16:3
Good News Translation
Are you going to keep on talking forever? Do you always have to have the last word?

Contemporary English Version
So why don't you keep quiet? What's bothering you?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall windy words have no end? or is it any trouble to thee to speak?

New American Bible
Is there no end to windy words? What sickness makes you rattle on?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Shall windy words have no end? or is it any trouble to thee to speak?

vain words.

Job 6:26 You dress up speeches only to rebuke, and you utter words to the wind.

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

what emboldeneth

Job 20:3 The doctrine with which thou reprovest me, I will hear, and the spirit of my understanding shall answer for me.

Job 32:3-6 And he was angry with his friends, because they had not found a reasonable answer, but only had condemned Job. . . .

Matthew 22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word: neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Titus 1:11 Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Titus 2:8 The sound word that can not be blamed: that he who is on the contrary part may be afraid, having no evil to say of us.

Context
Job Decries his Comforters
2I have often heard such things as these: you are all troublesome comforters. 3Shall windy words have no end? or is it any trouble to thee to speak?4I also could speak like you: and would God your soul were for my soul.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 1:7
And thus she did every year, when the time returned, that they went up to the temple of the Lord: and thus she provoked her: but Anna wept, and did not eat.

Job 6:26
You dress up speeches only to rebuke, and you utter words to the wind.

Additional Translations
Is there no end to your long-winded speeches? What provokes you to continue testifying?Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer?

Shall vain words have an end? Or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

What! is there any reason in vain words? or what will hinder thee from answering?

Shall words of wind have an end? or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

Shall vain words have an end? or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?

Shall vain words have an end? Or what provokes you that you answer?

Is there an end to words of wind? Or what doth embolden thee that thou answerest?
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