New International Version
"Would a wise person answer with empty notions or fill their belly with the hot east wind?
King James Bible
Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
Darby Bible Translation
Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind,
World English Bible
"Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth a wise man answer with vain knowledge? And fill with an east wind his belly?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Should a wise man utter vain knowledge - Or rather, Should a wise man utter the science of wind? A science without solidity or certainty.
And fill his belly with the east wind? - בטן beten, which we translate belly, is used to signify any part of the cavity of the body, whether the region of the thorax or abdomen; here it evidently refers to the lungs, and may include the cheeks and fauces. The east wind, קדים kadim, is a very stormy wind in the Levant, or the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, supposed to be the same with that called by the Greeks ευροκλυδων, euroclydon, the east storm, mentioned Acts 27:14. Eliphaz, by these words, seems to intimate that Job's speech was a perfect storm or tempest of words.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a wise man
vain knowledge. Heb. knowledge of wind
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Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind?
"Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
Would they argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
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