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You think I am talking nothing but wind; then why do you answer my words of despair?
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
You dress up speeches only to rebuke, and you utter words to the wind.
Job 2:10 And he said to her: Thou hast spoken like one of the foolish women: If we have received good things at the hand of God, why should we not receive evil? In all these things Job did not sin with his lips.
Job 3:3-26 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said: A man child is conceived. . . .
Job 4:3,4 Behold thou hast taught many, and thou hast strengthened the weary hands: . . .
Job 34:3-9 For the ear trieth words, and the mouth discerneth meats by the taste. . . .
Job 38:2 Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskilful words?
Job 40:5,8 One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said: and another, to which I will add no more. . . .
Job 42:3,7 Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge. . . .
Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Job 6:4,9 For the arrows of the Lord are in me, the rage whereof drinketh up my spirit, and the terrors of the Lord war against me. . . .
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life, I will let go my speech against myself, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these things, and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on the wind, and followeth the burning heat: all the day long he multiplied lies and desolation: and he hath made a covenant with the Assyrians, and carried oil into Egypt.
Ephesians 4:14 That henceforth we be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive.
ContextJob Replies: My Complaint is Just
…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.27You rush in upon the fatherless, and you endeavour to overthrow your friend.…
Why have you detracted the words of truth, whereas there is none of you that can reprove me?
How long wilt thou speak these things, and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
Will a wise man answer as if he were speaking in the wind, and fill his stomach with burning heat?
Shall windy words have no end? or is it any trouble to thee to speak?
Additional TranslationsDo you intend to correct my words, and treat the speech of a desperate man as wind?Do you imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?
Neither will your reproof cause me to cease my words, for neither will I endure the sound of your speech.
Do ye imagine to reprove words? The speeches of one that is desperate are indeed for the wind.
Do ye imagine to reprove words? seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind.
Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
Do you intend to reprove words, since the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
For reproof -- do you reckon words? And for wind -- sayings of the desperate.
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