New American Standard Bible
"How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?
King James Bible
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?
Darby Bible Translation
How forcible are right words! but what doth your upbraiding reprove?
World English Bible
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
Young's Literal Translation
How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
How forcible are right words! - How weighty and impressive are words of truth! Job means that he was accustomed to feel their power, and to admit it on his soul. If their words were such, he would listen to them with profound attention, and in silence. The expression has a proverbial cast.
But what doth your arguing reprove? - Or rather, what doth the reproof from you reprove? or what do your reproaches prove? Job professes a readiness to listen to words of truth and wisdom; he complains that the language of reproach used by them was not adapted to instruct his understanding or to benefit his heart. As it was, he did not feel himself convinced, and was likely to derive no advantage from what they said.
Library"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Rom. xv. 13.--"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing," &c. It is usual for the Lord in his word to turn his precepts unto promises, which shows us, that the commandments of God do not so much import an ability in us, or suppose strength to fulfil them, as declare that obligation which lies upon us, and his purpose and intention to accomplish in some, what he requires of all: and therefore we should accordingly convert all his precepts unto prayers, seeing he hath made …
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The Sinner Stripped of his Vain Pleas.
"Teach me, and I will be silent; And show me how I have erred.
"Do you intend to reprove my words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
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