Job 16:5
Good News Translation
I could strengthen you with advice and keep talking to comfort you.

Contemporary English Version
But I would offer hope and comfort instead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I would comfort you also with words, and would wag my head over you.

New American Bible
I could strengthen you with talk, with mere chatter give relief.

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I would comfort you also with words, and would wag my head over you.

But I would

Job 4:3,4 Behold thou hast taught many, and thou hast strengthened the weary hands: . . .

Job 6:14 He that taketh away mercy from his friend, forsaketh the fear of the Lord.

Job 29:25 If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, and when I sat as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them that mourned.

Psalm 27:14 Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Proverbs 27:9,17 Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul. . . .

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen ye the feeble hands, and confirm the weak knees. . . .

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Context
Job Decries his Comforters
4I also could speak like you: and would God your soul were for my soul. 5I would comfort you also with words, and would wag my head over you.6I would strengthen you with my mouth, and would move my lips, as sparing you.…
Cross References
Job 16:4
I also could speak like you: and would God your soul were for my soul.

Job 16:6
I would strengthen you with my mouth, and would move my lips, as sparing you.

Job 29:25
If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, and when I sat as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them that mourned.

Additional Translations
But I would encourage you with my mouth, and the consolation of my lips would bring relief.But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief.

But I would strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips would assuage your grief .

then would I insult you with words, and I would shake my head at you.

[But] I would encourage you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips should assuage [your pain].

But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips should assuage your grief.

But I would strengthen you with my mouth and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief.

but I would strengthen you with my mouth. The solace of my lips would relieve you.

I might harden you with my mouth, And the moving of my lips might be sparing.
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