Job 18:2
New International Version
“When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.

New Living Translation
“How long before you stop talking? Speak sense if you want us to answer!

English Standard Version
“How long will you hunt for words? Consider, and then we will speak.

Berean Study Bible
“How long until you end these speeches? Show some sense, and then we can talk.

King James Bible
How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

New King James Version
“How long till you put an end to words? Gain understanding, and afterward we will speak.

New American Standard Bible
“How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding, and then we can talk.

NASB 1995
“How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.

NASB 1977
“How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.

Amplified Bible
“How long will you hunt for words and continue these speeches? Do some clear thinking and show understanding and then we can talk.

Christian Standard Bible
How long until you stop talking? Show some sense, and then we can talk.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How long until you stop talking? Show some sense, and then we can talk.

American Standard Version
How long will ye hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“How long will you put up opposition to words? Discern, and in the end we shall speak!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How long wilt thou continue? forbear, that we also may speak.

Contemporary English Version
How long will you talk? Be sensible! Let us speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long will you throw out words? understand first, and so let us speak.

English Revised Version
How long will ye lay snares for words? consider, and afterwards we will speak.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"How long before your words will end? Think it through, and then we'll talk.

International Standard Version
"When are you going to stop your word hunt? Think first, and then we can talk.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long will ye lay snares for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

Literal Standard Version
“When do you set an end to words? Consider, and afterward we speak.

NET Bible
"How long until you make an end of words? You must consider, and then we can talk.

New Heart English Bible
"How long will you hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

World English Bible
"How long will you hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

Young's Literal Translation
When do ye set an end to words? Consider ye, and afterwards do we speak.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: 2“How long until you end these speeches? Show some sense, and then we can talk. 3Why are we regarded as cattle, as stupid in your sight?…

Cross References
Job 11:2
"Should this stream of words go unanswered and such a speaker be vindicated?

Job 18:1
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

Job 18:3
Why are we regarded as cattle, as stupid in your sight?


Treasury of Scripture

How long will it be ere you make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

How long

Job 8:2
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

Job 11:2
Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?

Job 13:5,6
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“How long
אָ֤נָה ׀ (’ā·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's 575: Where?, whither?, when?, hither and thither

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

you end
תְּשִׂימ֣וּן (tə·śî·mūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

these speeches?
לְמִלִּ֑ין (lə·mil·lîn)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic

Show some sense,
תָּ֝בִ֗ינוּ (tā·ḇî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

and then
וְאַחַ֥ר (wə·’a·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

we can talk.
נְדַבֵּֽר׃ (nə·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


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