Job 16:6
New International Version
"Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away.

New Living Translation
Instead, I suffer if I defend myself, and I suffer no less if I refuse to speak.

English Standard Version
“If I speak, my pain is not assuaged, and if I forbear, how much of it leaves me?

Berean Study Bible
Even if I speak, my pain is not relieved, and if I hold back, how will it go away?

New American Standard Bible
"If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me?

New King James Version
“Though I speak, my grief is not relieved; And if I remain silent, how am I eased?

King James Bible
Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

Christian Standard Bible
If I speak, my suffering is not relieved, and if I hold back, does any of it leave me?

Contemporary English Version
If I speak, or if I don't, I hurt all the same. My torment continues.

Good News Translation
But nothing I say helps, and being silent does not calm my pain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even if I speak, my suffering is not relieved, and if I hold back, what have I lost?

International Standard Version
"But if I speak, my pain isn't assuaged; if I refrain from speaking, what do I have to lose?"

NET Bible
"But if I speak, my pain is not relieved, and if I refrain from speaking--how much of it goes away?

New Heart English Bible
"Though I speak, my grief is not subsided. Though I forbear, what am I eased?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I speak, my pain is not eased. If I stop talking, how much of it will go away?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though I speak, my pain is not assuaged; And though I forbear, what am I eased?

New American Standard 1977
“If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Though if I speak, my pain does not cease; and if I forbear to speak, it does not depart from me.

King James 2000 Bible
Though I speak, my grief is not relieved: and though I forbear, how am I eased?

American King James Version
Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

American Standard Version
Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged; And though I forbear, what am I eased?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And would there were strength in my mouth, and I would not spare the movement of my lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But what shall I do? If I speak, my pain will not rest: and if I hold my peace, it will not depart from me.

Darby Bible Translation
If I speak, my pain is not assuaged; and if I forbear, what am I eased?

English Revised Version
Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

Webster's Bible Translation
Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

World English Bible
"Though I speak, my grief is not subsided. Though I forbear, what am I eased?

Young's Literal Translation
If I speak, my pain is not restrained, And I cease -- what goeth from me?
Study Bible
Job Decries his Comforters
5But I would encourage you with my mouth, and the consolation of my lips would bring relief. 6Even if I speak, my pain is not relieved, and if I hold back, how will it go away? 7Surely He has now exhausted me; You have devastated all my family.…
Cross References
Job 9:27
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,'

Job 9:28
I would still dread all my sufferings; I know that You will not acquit me.

Job 16:5
But I would encourage you with my mouth, and the consolation of my lips would bring relief.

Treasury of Scripture

Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

my grief

Job 10:1
My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 77:1-9
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me…

Psalm 88:15-18
I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted…

what am I eased.







Lexicon
Even if
אִֽם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I speak,
אֲ֭דַבְּרָה (’ă·ḏab·bə·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

my pain
כְּאֵבִ֑י (kə·’ê·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3511: Suffering, adversity

is not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

relieved,
יֵחָשֵׂ֣ךְ (yê·ḥā·śêḵ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2820: To restrain, refrain, to refuse, spare, preserve, to observe

and if I hold back,
וְ֝אַחְדְּלָ֗ה (wə·’aḥ·də·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

how
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

will it go away?
יַהֲלֹֽךְ׃ (ya·hă·lōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk
(6) Though I speak . . .--"I cannot but reply, though to reply gives me no relief."

Verse 6. - Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased! As it is, nor speech nor silence are of any avail. Neither of them brings me any relief. My sufferings continue as before, whichever course I take. 16:6-16 Here is a doleful representation of Job's grievances. What reason we have to bless God, that we are not making such complaints! Even good men, when in great troubles, have much ado not to entertain hard thoughts of God. Eliphaz had represented Job as unhumbled under his affliction: No, says Job, I know better things; the dust is now the fittest place for me. In this he reminds us of Christ, who was a man of sorrows, and pronounced those blessed that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Jump to Previous
Assuaged Cease Eased Forbear Goes Grief Hold Mind Pain Quiet Refrain Relieved Restrained Speak Subsided
Jump to Next
Assuaged Cease Eased Forbear Goes Grief Hold Mind Pain Quiet Refrain Relieved Restrained Speak Subsided
Links
Job 16:6 NIV
Job 16:6 NLT
Job 16:6 ESV
Job 16:6 NASB
Job 16:6 KJV

Job 16:6 Bible Apps
Job 16:6 Biblia Paralela
Job 16:6 Chinese Bible
Job 16:6 French Bible
Job 16:6 German Bible

Alphabetical: and away back does go has hold I if is it left lessened me my not pain refrain relieved speak what Yet

OT Poetry: Job 16:6 Though I speak my grief is not (Jb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Job 16:5
Top of Page
Top of Page