Job 16:3
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New American Standard Bible
"Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer?

King James Bible
Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall words of wind have an end? or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

World English Bible
Shall vain words have an end? Or what provokes you that you answer?

Young's Literal Translation
Is there an end to words of wind? Or what doth embolden thee that thou answerest?

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Shall vain words? - Margin, As in Hebrew words of wind; that is, words which were devoid of thought-light, trifling. This is a retort on Eliphaz. He had charged Job JObadiah 15:2-3 with uttering only such words. Such forms of expression are common in the East. "His promise, it is only wind." "Breath, breath: all breath." Roberts.

Or what emboldeneth thee? - "What provokes or irritates thee, that thou dost answer in this manner? What have I said, that has given occasion to such a speech - a speech so severe and unkind?" The Syriac reads this, "do not afflict me any more with speeches; for if you speak any more, I will not answer you."

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Library
The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate,
CLEARLY EXPLAINED, AND LARGELY IMPROVED, FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL BELIEVERS. 1 John 2:1--"And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." By JOHN BUNYAN, Author of "The Pilgrim's Progress." London: Printed for Dorman Newman, at the King's Arms, in the Poultry, 1689. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. This is one of the most interesting of Bunyan's treatises, to edit which required the Bible at my right hand, and a law dictionary on my left. It was very frequently republished;
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 1:7
It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat.

Job 6:26
"Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?

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