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Honest words are convincing, but you are talking nonsense.
Contemporary English Version
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Why have you detracted the words of truth, whereas there is none of you that can reprove me?
Job 4:4 Thy words have confirmed them that were staggering, and thou hast strengthened the trembling knees:
Job 16:5 I would comfort you also with words, and would wag my head over you.
Proverbs 12:18 There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs 16:21-24 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and he that is sweet in words, shall attain to greater things. . . .
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: they that love it, shall eat the fruits thereof.
Proverbs 25:11 To speak a word in due time, is like apples of gold on beds of silver.
Ecclesiastes 12:10,11 He sought profitable words, and wrote words most right, and full of truth. . . .
Job 13:5 And I wish you would hold your peace, that you might be thought to be wise men.
Job 16:3,4 Shall windy words have no end? or is it any trouble to thee to speak? . . .
Job 21:34 How then do ye comfort me in vain, whereas your answer is shewn to be repugnant to truth?
Job 24:25 And if it be not so, who can convince me that I have lied, and set my words before God?
Job 32:3 And he was angry with his friends, because they had not found a reasonable answer, but only had condemned Job.
ContextJob Replies: My Complaint is Just
…24Teach me, and I will hold my peace: and if I have been ignorant of any thing, instruct me. 25Why have you detracted the words of truth, whereas there is none of you that can reprove me?26You dress up speeches only to rebuke, and you utter words to the wind.…
Additional TranslationsHow painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove?
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?
But as it seems, the words of a true man are vain, because I do not ask strength of you.
How forcible are right words! but what doth your upbraiding reprove?
How forcible are words of uprightness! but what doth your arguing reprove?
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove?
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