New International Version
I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply.
King James Bible
I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
Darby Bible Translation
I will speak, that I may find relief; I will open my lips and answer.
World English Bible
I will speak, that I may be refreshed. I will open my lips and answer.
Young's Literal Translation
I speak, and there is refreshment to me, I open my lips and answer.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will open my lips and answer - In the preceding verse Elihu compares himself to a skin-bottle, in which the wine was in a state of fermentation, and the bottle ready to burst for want of vent. He carries on the metaphor in this verse: the bottle must be opened to save it from bursting; I will Open my mouth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will speak
be refreshed. Heb. breathe. I will open
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst.
I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone;
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