Job 6:30
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English Standard Version
Is there any injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity?

King James Bible
Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

American Standard Version
Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall not And iniquity in my tongue, neither shall folly sound in my mouth.

English Revised Version
Is there injustice on my tongue? cannot my taste discern mischievous things?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

24 Teach me, and I will be silent,

And cause me to understand wherein I have failed.

25 How forcible are words in accordance with truth!

But what doth reproof from you reprove?

26 Do you think to reprove words?

The words of one in despair belong to the wind.

27 Ye would even cast lots for the orphan,

And traffic about your friend.

נמרצוּ, Job 6:25, in the signification of נמלצוּ (Psalm 119:103), would suit very well: how smooth, delicate, sweet, are, etc. (Hirz., Ew., Schlottm.); but this meaning does not suit Job 16:3. Hupfeld, by comparison with mar, bitter, translates: quantumvis acerba; but מה may signify quidquid, though not quantumvis. Hahn compares the Arabic verb to be sick, and translates: in what respect are right words bad; but physical disease and ethical badness are not such nearly related ideas. Ebrard: honest words are not taken amiss; but with an inadmissible application of Job 16:3. Von Gerl. is best: how strong or forcible are, etc. מרץ is taken as related to פּרץ, in the signification to penetrate; Hiph. to goad; Niph. to be furnished with the property of penetrating, - used here of penetrating speech; 1 Kings 2:8, of a curse inevitably carried out; Micah 2:10, of unsparing destruction. Words which keep the straight way to truth, go to the heart; on the contrary, what avails the reproving from you, i.e., which proceeds from you? הוכח, inf. absol. as Proverbs 25:27, and in but a few other passages as subject; מכּם, as Job 5:15, the sword going forth out of their mouth. In Job 6:26 the waw introduces a subordinate adverbial clause: while, however, the words of one in despair belong to the wind, that they may be carried away by it, not to the judgment which retains and analyzes them, without considering the mood of which they are the hasty expression. The futt. express the extent to which their want of feeling would go, if the circumstances for it only existed; they are subjunctive, as Job 3:13, Job 3:16. גּורל, the lot, is to be supplied to תּפּילוּ, as 1 Samuel 14:42. The verb כּרה, however, does not here signify to dig, so that שׁחת, a pit, should be supplied (Heiligst.), still less: dig out earth, and cast it on any one (Ebrard); but has the signification of buying and selling with על of the object, exactly like Job 39:27.

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iniquity.

Job 33:8-12 Surely you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of your words, saying...

Job 42:3-6 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me...

cannot.

Job 6:6 Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Job 12:11 Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

Job 34:3 For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes meat.

Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age...

taste. Heb. palate.

Cross References
Genesis 37:33
And he identified it and said, "It is my son's robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces."

Job 12:11
Does not the ear test words as the palate tastes food?

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