New International Version
Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing?
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Vain words - Literally, words of air.
What emboldeneth thee - Thou art totally ignorant of the business; what then can induce thee to take part in this discussion?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
vain words. Heb. words of wind
LibraryEpistle Xlv. To Theoctista, Patrician .
To Theoctista, Patrician  . Gregory to Theoctista, &c. We ought to give great thanks to Almighty God, that our most pious and most benignant Emperors have near them kinsfolk of their race, whose life and conversation is such as to give us all great joy. Hence too we should continually pray for these our lords, that their life, with that of all who belong to them, may by the protection of heavenly grace be preserved through long and tranquil times. I have to inform you, however, that I have …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
The Birth of Jesus Proclaimed by Angels to the Shepherds.
1 Samuel 1:7
This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind?
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